Monday, April 27th, 2015 through Thursday, April 30th, 2015, 10am to 4pm each day.
Holyoke Community College, 303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040
Trainers will include Lisa Forestell, Marty Hadge, Sera Davidow, Gail Hornstein and Rachel Waddingham (via Skype)
An application is required and due on Monday, February 2nd, 2015
Hosted by the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community
On October 10th, 2014 Oryx Cohen (National Empowerment Center and HVN USA Board Member) and Marty Hadge (Western Mass Recovery Learning Community and HVN USA Trainer) presented a Hearing Voices Webinar entitled:
The 2 hour webinar was recorded (audio, slides and chats) and is available for replay by clicking on the title above or the link below!
Thanks to the presenters, hosts and other sponsors for supporting this and offering the recording free of charge:
HVN USA is excited to announce our newly elected Board of Directors! We invite you to take a few minutes to read about and get to know them. More to come!
- Catherine Birtalan, California
- Oryx Cohen, Massachusetts
- Sera Davidow, Massachusetts
- Timothy Dreby, California
- Lisa Forestell, Massachusetts
- F. L. Gonzalez, Rhode Island
- Brenda Hammond, Idaho
- Pat Hayes, Illinois
- Amy Jackson, Arizona
- Cindy Highsmith Myron, Florida
- Pete Bullimore
- Rachel Waddingham
The much anticipated (and delayed!) HVN Forums are now available! Choose the 'Forums' option at the top right of the page to check them out.
You'll be able to read forums without logging in, but will need to register in order to post. (No real names required.)
To start, there are four forum sections:
Please bear in mind that this is an initial pilot of the forums, so help us figure out the glitches and how to make it the most useful resource possible to the HVN community!
A few folks from our community travelled to Liverpool, England this summer to attend the INTAR 2014 conference (International Network Toward Alternatives and Recovery). The theme of this year's conference was "Power to Communities: Healing through Social Justice." Evan Goodchild made an audio recording of Jacqui Dillon's Keynote speech: Recovery as Social Action: The Personal is the Political.
Jacqui Dillon is the National Chair of the Hearing Voices Network in England. She has also helped develop HVN USA and has been involved in our Facilitator Trainings.
Check out her website: www.jacquidillon.org
The Hearing Voices Network USA website has been upgraded! You'll probably notice that the appearance of the site has changed, but that's not all that has happened. We've also upgraded the site's functionality to fix some of the problems that were impacting use of the website, and to make way for exciting and useful new features. You should definitely check out our new map-based Find a Group page! We're hoping that it will make it easier for people to locate HVN groups near them, and to watch as the Hearing Voices Movement grows within the United States!
We've also revamped the functionality for registering your HVN-USA groups on the website. Hopefully this will make listing your new HVN group here easier and more straightforward. Anyone can list their group on this website to get the word out and make it visible nation-wide. All you need to do is create an account on this website and click on "Register HVN-USA Group". We've provided detailed instructions to make the process easier.
Finally, we're making strides to create a more dynamic and engaging experience for visitors to our website. Come again soon to see new articles, many new training opportunities, and updated resources and information. And, stay tuned for even more new website features to come!