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Program Information
Program Name: Wisconsin Association of Peer Specialists, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Alyce Knowlton-Jablonski
Address: 926 south 16th Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401
Telephone #: 715-212-3677
Email Address: waops@live.com
Website URL: waps.health.officelive.com
Program Category: Community Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To ehnhance Peer Specialist opportunities and employment and provide community education and facilitate system transformaion in the state of Wisconsin.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Together we will revolutionize the mental health system statewide by promoting, supporting and advocating for the profession of Peer Specialist.
Additional Information: The Wisconsin Association of Peer Specialists has a speakers available for community education on a variety of mental health subjects, provides for continuing educational opportunities for Peer Specialists in the state, monitors trainings programs and adherence to standards and ethics in programs employing Peer Specialists and advocates for improvements in the delivery of Peer Specialist programming in services. The Association provides a central calendar of known mental health events and meetings around the state. It maintains a forum for discussion on the internet.

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