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Compassionate Activism

Compassionate Activism is taught one-day a week for six weeks at various facilities across the state of Connecticut. The course stems from the conviction that communicating from a foundation of respect is in itself a change agent that opens opportunity for community building.  Through the course attendees learn about self, systems, legislative advocacy, the consumer/survivor/ex-patient movement, the Americans with Disabilities Act, discrimination, and public speaking.

Schedule: Offered in the fall, spring, and summer.
Email Mitzy at for details, or for upcoming course offerings, visit the calendar

Intentional Peer Support

Intentional Peer Support provides is a framework for creating relationships where both people learn and grow together.  Often peers come together around shared experiences and often a desire to change lives, however without a new framework to build upon, people frequently re-enact “help” based on what was done to them. IPS offers a foundation for doing something different. IPS is used across the world in community, peer support, and human services settings, and is a tool for community development with broad appeal to people from all walks of life. To learn more about IPS, visit GO HERE >

Peer Forum

The peer forum is a place for peers in the state to receive support while working in the field, or for those who are interested in working in peer services.  The peer forum brings speakers from across the country to inform us about best practices for building inclusive communities that support recovery, healing, and growth.  The peer forum is offered quarterly.

Schedule: Quarterly
Email Mitzy, at MSky@AdvocacyUnlimited.Org, for details, or for upcoming course offerings, visit the calendar

Quarterly Advocacy Education

The quarterly advocacy meeting is an opportunity for community members to come together to learn from activists working to break down barriers, eradicate discrimination, and transform systems.  Some topics that have been covered include conservatorship, housing rights, self-determination, student mental health, advanced directives, client rights, and legislative advocacy.

Schedule: Quarterly
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Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) is a personalized wellness and recovery system born out of and rooted in the principle of self-determination. WRAP® is a wellness and recovery approach that helps people to:

1) Decrease and prevent intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviors;
2) Increase personal empowerment;
3) Improve quality of life; and
4) Achieve their own life goals and dreams.

Working with a WRAP® can help individuals to monitor uncomfortable and distressing feelings and behaviors and, through planned responses, reduce, modify, or eliminate those feelings. A WRAP® also includes plans for responses from others when an individual cannot make decisions, take care of him/herself, and/or keep him/herself safe. Created by Mary Ellen Copeland

Schedule: Offered in the fall, spring, and summer.

Email Jennifer;, for details, or for upcoming course offerings, visit the CALENDAR