Continuing Education Event – Excellence in Advocacy – How to empower people and strengthen communities – Webinar – 4/16/2020
Advocacy encompasses direct service to the individual or family as well as activities that promote health and access to health care in communities and the larger public. Advocates support and promote the rights of the patient in the health care arena, help build capacity to improve community health and enhance health policy initiatives focused on available, safe and quality care. Health advocates are best suited to address the challenge of patient-centered care in our complex healthcare system. This training is for anyone who has an interest in learning how to advocate for themselves, their loved ones, and their communities.
Participants will be able to identify what an advocate is and does
Participants will be able to work with legislators on policy and advocacy work
Participants will learn how to work with the media
Participants will learn how to connect and work within communities to advocate for needs
Recovery Centers of America has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7002. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Recovery Centers of America is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This course qualifies for 1.5 credit hours.
Domenica Personti, LCDP – Recovery Centers of America
Domenica Personti, LCDP holds the unique perspective of a person who has recovered from significant behavioral health challenges, a domestic violence survivor, and a provider of substance abuse and mental health services. She is a Trauma Informed Care Trainer and Master Implementation Specialist, and Overdose Prevention Trainer, Mental Health First Aid USA instructor, and trainer of Recovery Based Peer Support Programs. Mrs. Personti has over 18 years of experience in behavioral health and specializes in program development, implementation, quality assurance and consultation. Mrs. Personti obtained her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Springfield College, after obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services with a Criminal Justice focus. Mrs. Personti is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional, a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional-Diplomat, and a Certified Prevention Specialist. Mrs. Personti has worked in the field of Behavioral Health since 1998, within many different modalities of treatment. Mrs. Personti has specialized training in trauma informed care, medication assisted recovery, forensic mental health counseling, crisis management, criminal justice and justice involved populations, adolescent treatment, disease education, harm reduction, substance abuse and violence prevention. Mrs. Personti was trained as an Overdose Prevention Trainer and Naloxone Educator through the DOPE Project in San Francisco, California, which is a model Overdose Prevention Program that is part of the National Harm Reduction Coalition. Her ability to connect with the population she serves is what makes her successful.
Basha Silverman, LCSW, JFS Delaware
Basha Silverman, Chief Executive Officer of Jewish Family Services of Delaware, has an exemplary career of over 18 years in non-profit social services and Jewish communal service. Prior to joining JFS, Basha was the Vice President of Strategic Expansion at Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Philadelphia where she was responsible for driving the Agency’s program development and visions for growth as well as generating revenue by leading a robust initiative.
A native Delawarean, Basha has deep personal and professional connections in the First State. She spent 12 years at Brandywine Counseling and Community Services, serving in many capacities. She is founder of Delaware’s first coalition aimed at designing a gender specific, health focused response to victims of trauma, and has developed programs for HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, and mental health in Delaware and Pennsylvania. She was named 2013 Power Woman of the Year by Main Line Magazine and recognized as one of Delaware’s Top Women in Business in 2018.
Basha is a graduate of Brandywine High School, University of Delaware, and holds a Masters in Social Service from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. She and her husband Jesse have two daughters, Noa and Mira.