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Employing Peer Support & Family Peer Support Specialists Workshop

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Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines-Northwest

4800 Merle Hay Road

Urbandale, IA 50322

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Are you interested in learning about the role of a peer support specialist and how they can help support the people that you serve?

Our goal is to educate current and potential employers about the valuable role of Peer Support and Family Peer Support Specialists in various settings. This will be a valuable hands-on experience including advice from experts already working in the field.

Keynote Speaker Wendy White Tiegreen, M.S.W.

Wendy White Tiegreen, M.S.W. (Wendy.Tiegreen@dbhdd.ga.gov) is the Director of Medicaid and Health System Innovation for the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities. She has more than 25 years of experience working in services delivery and administration in the public behavioral health sector. The majority of her career has been spent as liaison to the state Medicaid authority. In that role, she was the primary negotiator with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the establishment of peer supports as a Medicaid-financed service, and is a presenter at several national Medicaid, health, and behavioral health management conferences. She has also been a consultant for SAMHSA, NASMHPD, and more than half of all states related to behavioral health, Medicaid, and peer support. Ms. Tiegreen has a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Wofford College. She has been honored by the Georgia Certified Peer Specialist Project as a Partner in Recovery and by the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network as Consumer Supporter of the Year and with the Randall Baxter Humanitarian Award.

Ticket Price includes:

Coffee and water

Deli Buffet lunch

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Limited number of $50 stipends available


Presented by:

NAMI Iowa

Iowa Office of Consumer Affairs

Iowa Peer Support and Family Peer Support Training Program (University of Iowa)

Iowa Department of Human Serivces Division of Mental Health and Disability Service

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Who should attend this event?

Employer's interested in learning about the potential in hiring peer support and family peer support specialist's.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call Emily at 515-254-0417


How to receive $50 stipend?
Ask for for form at the event


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Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines-Northwest

4800 Merle Hay Road

Urbandale, IA 50322

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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