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Accessibility in the Recovery Community: Deaf and Hard of Hearing members Address Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Shared screen with speaker view
Tirza Holden (she, her)
21:17
Welcome all! Quick reminder this event is being live streamed to Facebook.
Tamika Carter-Hargrove (she/her)
22:04
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Tamika Carter-Hargrove (she/her)
23:05
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Emily Porcelli (she, her)
29:48
Welcome Everyone! Thank you for joining us. Just a Reminder we are streaming to Facebook Live so if you miss anything you can check out the full recording on the Faces & Voices Facebook Page!
Tamika Carter-Hargrove (she/her)
52:42
Dr. Guthman’s Handouts will be available on our Events page
Tamika Carter-Hargrove (she/her)
52:51
We will also put links in the chat
Fawn Montanye
55:31
Recently, I was emailed by a member of the recovery community seeking resources to maintain her translator to accompany her to 12 step fellowship meetings. Resources were not easy to come by, and I don’t feel we helped support this recovery program this person chose and is working for them - are there any resources that might be suggested. Thank you, and this inquiry comes from Vermont.
George Braucht~he/they~Macon GA USA
01:09:31
What grants or foundations fund deaf and blind services? In GA, we're interested in facilitating NIATx process improvement initiatives beginning with listening session with local people with disabilities, RCOs and other recovery support service providers, including clinical programs, and Centers for Independent Living.
Tirza Holden (she, her)
01:10:28
Please post any questions you have for our panelists into the chat for the Q&A session following the panel discussion
Deb Guthmann
01:10:37
Because of a lawsuit in GA, there are some mental health and SUD supports that have been set up and funding available, they are still under court supervision in the state, I will explain in a bit
George Braucht~he/they~Macon GA USA
01:10:59
Thank You!
Deb Guthmann
01:14:28
Some states have funds set aside to provide interpreters for meetings and in San Diego, they have a golden cup that is at all the meetings in that area to collect funds to provide access for interpreters to be provided at meetings for DHH individuals. States also have commissions for the deaf, or other entities that can help with other kinds of funding...but this is an ongoing challenge- we can continue to have that discussion about funding suggestions.
Brian Beckler
01:14:41
Is it appropriate to offer a pen and paper to someone who is deaf. So that you can have a conversation with them about their preferences? Also to know how best you can support them.
Tamika Carter-Hargrove (she/her)
01:16:13
Thank you for your question, Brian. We will add it to the list for Q&A
Deb Guthmann
01:16:18
Yes, an initial attempt to communicate, to show you are interested in conversing, but not for things that are in depth - and in those situations, if there is an interpreter and the person is a sign language user, always best that way. Video Relay Service is free, and you can use a phone to call the person and an interpreter will translate for you - so that is another way to have a more in depth conversation.
Tamika Carter-Hargrove (she/her)
01:16:42
Perfect! Thanks for answering, Deb.
Erin Carney
01:19:50
Many states are set to receive opioid settlement money soon, do you have any thoughts on ways to advocate for these funds to be used to increase accessibility in substance use disorder services?
Deb Guthmann
01:20:45
YES! Will share thoughts
Tamika Carter-Hargrove (she/her)
01:25:02
Link for Dr. Guthman Handouts on Resources
Tamika Carter-Hargrove (she/her)
01:25:20
Listings of specialized treatment programs: https://facesandvoices.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/EejLjyCe1IxHrg4cvZdS-xIBwE6Es78v2aOjgnXdH-4Rlw?e=Er9w19
Tamika Carter-Hargrove (she/her)
01:25:38
. Online 12 Step meetings: https://facesandvoices.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/EQmpU-WDh0pIqqQnKlYCnNUBfR7y_fTkykbh-j0V2YbR2Q?e=WkV26S
Tamika Carter-Hargrove (she/her)
01:25:55
Online Resources: https://facesandvoices.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/ETWQE1e46UlIlnKJLYzslSEBR6W4MemgIwDtZZgD2BlM3w?e=M7cl8U
Tamika Carter-Hargrove (she/her)
01:26:18
Training Opportunities: https://facesandvoices.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/EbqsdHU1w1NIoUbcIrLSQw4BJl-Kjrjrj7TT79k4sirCIQ?e=iagLOS
Corina Hill (she/her)
01:28:30
Thank you Tamika!!!
Harry Flud
01:29:10
Thank you Harry:)
Leslie Pierce
01:29:21
Massachusetts Department of Public Health in conjunction with Bureau of Substance Addiction Services and the Mass Commission for the Deaf funds interpreters and CART for treatment, specialized case management, trainings and 12 step meetings and conferences statewide. perhaps we can be a model for other states to follow.
George Braucht~he/they~Macon GA USA
01:29:48
Help me understand why disability service are siloed, not unlike the mental illness vs substance use services fields, when most of us are multi-disabled/in recovery? Besides, we have a significant history in this country of failed "separate-but-equal" efforts.
Chandra Monnett
01:31:08
For question or interest in the Communities for Recovery 's Texas RSPS training occurring in August with ASL interpreters reach out to me. Chandra.monnett@cforr.org
Tirza Holden (she, her)
01:31:21
Coming up after the panel is the Group Discussion/Q&A please post your questions in chat. Thanks!
Chandra Monnett
01:32:42
That's why we need more coaches :-)
Elaine Burgess
01:36:28
oh my, the isolation
Leslie Pierce
01:36:31
I would like to hear more from Deaf providers and Deaf persons in recovery. what is their perspective.
Melinni Taylor
01:37:16
Leslie- there is only one “Deaf” provider I know of- that is in San Diego, Deaf Services of San Diego
Melinni Taylor
01:37:52
They have sober housing for Deaf men and Deaf women there. Outpatient program. (Not Detox and inpatient)
Melinni Taylor
01:38:12
Disclaimer: I am Deaf.
Leslie Pierce
01:38:56
P
George Braucht~he/they~Macon GA USA
01:39:13
A colleague who is a person in recovery was sentenced to life in prison (at 18 years old, I think) but was released and is now a CPS-Forensic Peer Mentor. He learned braille while in prison and upon release started a braille publishing company!
Nelson Spence
01:40:23
Please post your questions for the panelists here in the chat.
Leslie Pierce
01:40:24
Thank you for sharing. it would be great to hear from the Deaf provider in SD you mentioned
Melinni Taylor
01:40:46
I agree, Leslie.
Deb Guthmann
01:41:08
San Diego currently only has a sober house for Men, unfortunately, the sober house for woman recently closed.....on the handout, there are contacts for that program as well as the others available nationally
Fawn Montanye
01:41:15
Thank you
Melinni Taylor
01:41:29
Deb- that is awful… I am sorry that the women’s house closed.
Deb Guthmann
01:43:40
It is horrible
Deb Guthmann
01:44:13
I was shocked and disappointed to hear it, but some of that is related to COVID, so hopefully it will open again in the future
Fawn Montanye
01:44:24
Thank you - she specifically asked for someone to accompany her to her standing meetings as it allowed her to share and speak - the resources provided are very helpful. She was quite specific about whom she wished to work with, and I respect her self advocacy.
Deb Guthmann
01:47:05
Feel free to email me at dguthmann@aol.com-
Leslie Pierce
01:47:15
not to knock AA funding and volunteers . however they provide limited not equal standard of accessibility. We must demand an equal standard of treatment and aftercare through participation in full recovery medel.
karran larson
01:49:27
karran.larson@mass.gov
Chandra Monnett
01:49:51
Chandra.monnett@cforr.org
Philip Rutherford [He, Him] Faces & Voices of Recovery
01:50:16
https://facesandvoicesofrecovery.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Race-Equity-in-Recovery-North-Star-final-2.pdf
Fawn Montanye
01:52:59
Thank you ALL SO much! Wonderful information learned tonight!
Erin Carney
01:53:28
Yes indeed! Thank you so much!
Elaine Burgess
01:53:30
Great presentation, thank you !
Nelson Spence
01:54:03
Thank you to our panelists, and thank you all for being here!