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2022 Summer Pregnant and Parenting Women (PPW) Leadership Learning Collaborative

The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.



Note: This learning collaborative has a limited attendance. Please register only if you intend to fully attend all sessions and participate (camera on, breakout rooms, use chat, etc.). If you are interested in participating, you will need to complete a brief application. Details are below.




Are you someone who manages a pregnant and parenting women (PPW) program, advocates for pregnant and parenting women, or is passionate about serving pregnant women with substance use disorders (SUDs)? Would you like to connect with other leaders and champions doing the same PPW work as you? If so, this learning collaborative is for you! Complete this simple application and join other leaders, managers, and champions of PPW programs for five sessions of mutual learning, discussion and problem solving this summer.




All sessions take place from: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM–1:00 PM ET

Session 1: August 2, 2022

Session 2: August 16, 2022

Session 3: August 30, 2022

Session 4: September 13, 2022

Session 5: September 27, 2022




The session topics will be finalized based on the priorities of selected applicants. You’ll have the chance to vote for your preferred topics during the application process. Some potential topics:

1. Retaining staff during the “great resignation”

2. Emotionally intelligent leadership

3. Effective team building

4. Trauma-informed supervision

5. Creating a culture of wellbeing in the workplace

6. Achieving synergy with clinical and peer staff

7. Effective use of consumer advisory groups

8. Special considerations in working in all-women’s programs

9. Collaborating with leaders in children’s service agencies

10. Addressing dynamics in coed programs




This learning collaborative is funded by the Great Lakes ATTC and free to you, but space is limited, and you must complete a brief application. Priority will be given to individuals working in the Great Lakes region.


Please click the “REGISTER” button at the top of the page. We will continue accepting applications until reach the maximum attendance capacity or until the learning collaborative begins. Please contact Jeanne Pulvermacher with questions: Jeanne Pulvermacher [email protected]




Participants who complete all sessions in full are eligible for 5 NAADAC continuing education hours. Continuing education certificates are sent via email within two weeks after the completion of the learning collaborative. Partial credits will not be awarded. Participants will receive an email from Advocates for Human Potential of continuing education hours.  




Tara Fischer, MSW, LICSW, is a senior program manager for Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) who brings 25 years of experience in the behavioral health field. She has led many training, technical assistance, and consultation efforts that support organizations in strengthening their ability to address the complex social and behavioral health concerns of vulnerable youth and families. These efforts include designing and implementing new clinical pathways and organizational procedures as well as building staff competencies to address behavioral health needs and social determinants of health. Additionally, she currently leads an employee well-being initiative that supports the emotional resilience and retention of staff in human service organizations across the state of Illinois. Her experience as a behavioral health care administrator, provider, clinician, and consultant spans multiple settings, including outpatient, residential, Medicaid managed care, state mental health authority, primary care, accountable care, and family-driven, youth guided systems of care. Ms. Fischer earned her B.S. in psychology from Worcester State University and her M.S.W. from Simmons University.


Candice Russell, BS, is a senior program associate at AHP, where she works with grantees to implement medications for addiction treatment services in California. Ms. Russell specializes in providing equity-driven training and technical assistance (TTA) to entities that are developing capacity and a workforce aimed at treating mental health and addiction disorders. Prior to joining AHP, Ms. Russell worked for the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) to support the State Women’s Services Coordinators in improving services for PPW.


Starts: Aug. 2, 2022 11:00 am
Ends: Sep. 27, 2022 12:00 pm
Registration Deadline
August 2, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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