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Family Member Story Telling Training - at Girard Medical Center

Jazmin Banks, Community Training Coordinator, DBHIDS

Friday, October 10, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

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Family Member Story Telling Training (FM-STT) is a FREE recovery-and-resilience-based training. 

It recognizes that the stories of Family Members (Parents, Grandparents, Children, Siblings, Partners, Sponsors, Mentors, Faith Members, Friends and Family of Choice, etc.), are a vital part of moving forward through systematic transformation.  This training is open to everyone (18 and older) and offers many helpful tools which encourages the sharing of personal and challenging experiences with others to help inspire and motivate them to do the same.  It also provides vast opportunities to network and share resources.  This Training is a gateway for those who wish to help others through their own life experiences, through the Behavioral Health System, as well as their families and communities.  


When:    Friday, October 10, 2014                                                                 


Time:     10:00 AM – 3:30 PM  -  Please arrive at 9:30 AM for Registration!


Have questions about Family Member Story Telling Training - at Girard Medical Center? Contact Jazmin Banks, Community Training Coordinator, DBHIDS

When & Where

Girard Medical Center
801 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Friday, October 10, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

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Jazmin Banks, Community Training Coordinator, DBHIDS

Jazmin Banks

Community Training Coordinator

Transformation Training and Workforce Development Unit

Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS)  

Aramark Tower - 1101 Market Street, 7th Floor 

Philadelphia, PA  19107-2907

Phone - (215) 685-4989  /  Fax -  (215) 685-4986


Website – Trainings, Events and Meetings:

Twitter: Twitter: @DBHIDS / Facebook: DBHIDS

“Only (s)he who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible!” - Unknown    


 What:     Family Member Story Telling Training (FM-STT)

 When:      Thursday, January 22, 2015                                                            

 Time:       9:30 AM – 3:30 PM - Please arrive near 9:00 AM to Sign-In and Network!

 Where:   Pro-Act - 444 N. 3rd Street - (On 3rd Street), Between Spring Garden and Callowhill Streets

                 3rd Floor - Philadelphia, PA 19123

 SEPTA:    Take El Train to “Spring Garden” Stop - or Take Septa Buses: 5 or 57

 Parking:   Free Parking in the Lot - May Be Available – MUST SEE ATTENDANT BEFORE PARKING


Site #:      (215) 923-1661 - For Site-and-Weather-Related Issues Only – Contact Coordinator for Training  Information!


Training Information Contact: – (215) 685-4989

 Website for Upcoming DBH Trainings, Meetings, Events, etc:


Please also plan to attend our "First Friday Series" (FFS) Networking and Resource Sharing Meetings - as we now have "dedicated" time to answering questions related to DBH Trainings,Meetings, Conferences, Events, Opportuntiies, etc., along with allowing time for our System Partners to share what's going on at their Agencies and/or in the Community!

Please help us to spread the word that System Partners are welcome to share their events and resources, etc., at our First Friday Series (FFS) Meetings - from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM!   No need to Call or E-Mail - just show up and bring extra resources with you to share and drop off!

For Future Training and First Friday Series (FFS) Topics - Visit: 

(Monthly) Networking and Resource Sharing Meetings – FREE & Open to the Public:

Note - New Meeting Space in the New Year - for First Friday Series Meetings - Beginning Jan. 9, 2015:

At the PRCC (Philadelphia Recovery Community Center) - 17th & Lehigh - (Inside the Lehigh Pavilion)

FREE (Monthly) Networking and Resource Sharing Meetings – Open to the Public:

What – First Friday Series (FFS) Networking and Resource Sharing Meeting

Topic - "Faith in Recovery" - A Diverse Panel of Faith and Spiritual Leaders as well as Advocates,   discussing Positive Wellness Strategies and Resources - Cross Cultures and Faiths while Breaking Down Stigmas

Moderator - Mary Harper, Coordinator of DBHIDS Faith and Spiritual Affairs

When - Friday, January 9, 2015 (2nd Friday - Due to the Holiday)

Time -   12 Noon – 2:00 PM - (Doors Open and Sign In – 11:30 AM - arrive early for good seating)!

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - DBH and System Partners - Networking, Resource Sharing and Q&A

Where - "PRCC" (Philadelphia Recovery Community Center) - 17th & Lehigh - Inside the Lehigh Pavilion (2 Blocks from Broad and Lehigh ("North Philly" - Subway and Suburban Train Stations) and

Free Parking - Across the Street in the Parking Lot and Street Parking Where Available

Register - Fri. Jan. 9 (2nd Friday)

or Visit (New) Website for More Details –


"Save the Date" - for Future First Friday Series Meetings:

Friday, February 6, 2015 - Topic To Be Determined (TBD)

Friday, March 6, 2015 -Re-entry" (Forensics) - "Against All Odds - Breaking the Cycle of Recidivism":  Recovering from the Stigma, Discrimination and Incapacitating      Effects of Incarceration and Isolation - in order to Re-Build Strong Families….

Friday, April 10, 2015 - (2nd Friday) - "Family Inclusion and Leadership:  What Families Really Need and Want!"

Friday, May 1, 2015 -TBD

Friday, June 5, 2015 - TBD - Last Meeting for the Fiscal Year

***** Off in July and August *****   ***** Off in July and August *****     

Friday, September 11, 2015 - (2nd Friday) - "Celebrating Recovery - In Honor of Recovery Month" - The Kick-off Meeting


Future Topics Under Consideration - Visit Website for the Dates and Details:

 -- "Effective Advocacy in All Behavioral Health Settings" - Diverse Panel of System-Wide Advocates Providing Suggestions on Effective "Systemic" Advocacy

 --"Ending Homelessness:   Housing Transformation" (Recovery Housing Updates, along with info about: Shelters (Safe Havens), Youth & MH Housing, etc.)" 



Story Telling Training (STT) - Please Contact - (215) 685-4989

Family Member Story Telling Training (FM-STT) - Please Contact - (215) 685-4989

Forensics - Certified Peer Specialist - (Forensic) Training (CFPS) – Please Contact – – (215) 685-4983 AND

Michael Nelson at the Mental Health Association (MHA) at - - (215) 751-1800 x3884

Introduction to Supported Employment Training - Please Contact - - (215) 685-5473 or

Group Facilitation Skills (GFS) Orientation Training(On Hold)- Please Contact - - (215) 685-4989 AND

Pro-Act's Group Facilitation Skills Training - Contact - John Carlson at Pro-Act -

Certified Peer Specialist (CPS)(On Hold) - Please Contact - - (215) 685-5415

WRAP Trainings - (On Hold - Please Contact: - (215) 685-5464 AND

WRAP Trainngs and Monthly Support Group at MHA - Contact - Deborah Walker Bey - dwalkerbey@mhasp - (267) 507-3805

Wrap Facilitator Trainings at MHA:

Christy Jackson                                               Bob Turri

 Phone: 267-507-3888               ~Or~            Phone: 267-507-3803               

 Email:                       Email:

 Fax: 215-636-6328

Phila. Peer Leadership Academy (PPLA)(On-Hold) - Please Contact - - (215) 685-5406

Training Support Person (TSP)(On Hold) – Please– (215) 685-5389

Taking Recovery to the Streets Facilitator(On Hold) – Please Contact - (215) 685-5406

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