Igniting the Spark Update

Region 6 Peer Support Conference 2021

Publication Date: May 05, 2021
The Region 6 Peer Support Conference 2021 was hosted June 22 – June 24, 2021 and has come to a close. You can find all recordings associated with this conference under our Products and Resources Catalogue.

The South Southwest Mental Health Technology Training Center (MHTTC)  a Peer Conference for Peer Supporters across Region 6! This region covers Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. This conference, titled Igniting the Spark: Resilience, Recovery, and Renewal will take place from June 22-24th 2021. 

This conference is led by our Peer Support Advisory Committee and Peer Conference Planning Committee, and will provide invaluable professional development and networking for peer support professionals. The free virtual three-day agenda will include nationally recognized plenary speakers, interactive panel discussions, and opportunities to learn from and network with peer support professionals from across the region. 

“I am thrilled to be a part of a region that is hosting a peer conference that truly reflects the value of recovery support services”  
- Jimmy McGill, Arkansas State Recovery Manager 

This conference is being provided at no cost and will provide CEUs to peer professionals through the Texas Certification Board upon completion of each session. Not all sessions will be recorded.  

Topics for the conference include: 

  • State Best Practices presented by each locality’s Peer Director or Representative 

  • The Trauma of Cis-Normative Culture presented by a mix of local and national subject matter experts 

  • Youth Peer Support presented by local and national subject matter experts 

  • Parent Peer Support / Family Partner panel by local subject matter experts 

  • Punitive Justice and Peer Support presented by local and national subject matter experts 

  • And More!  

Registration is now open at https://bit.ly/3eBlaAQ . By registering now, you will get access to all the updates, including the Keynote Speaker Announcements! You don’t want to miss this groundbreaking celebration of Peer Support in our Region. 

The conference will be hosted at https://sites.utexas.edu/ignitingthesparkofhope/  in June. Can't wait to see you then!