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1 CNMHC regional website as a self help, recovery, advocacy and overcoming stigma tool. PowerPoint presented With some time for Q&A90 minutes long

2 Target audiences of this presentation Are individual consumers, consumer-run businesses and consumer advocates. Attendees do not need any special knowledge of internet but should be familiar with the computer and using .

3 About the presenter: Chuck Hughes is a consumer activist based in Santa Barbra. He has served consumers on MH, MHSA as well as Community based organizations panels and committees. He is also the current web manager of the CNMHC South Region, CNMHC Far South Region and CNMHC Far North websites and the web master of a number of consumer Yahoo Groups. At South Region meeting 08 At protest and rally in Los Angeles, January 16, 2009

4 After completing this workshop, attendees will be able to Understand reasons and benefits of using the CNMHC regional sites as advocacy and recovery tools. Have the skills to orchestrate and strategize your advocacy efforts as well as networking with an audience of your peers on the CNMHC interactive web site.

5 Be able to quickly and easily: find CNMHC Regional sites on search engines. navigate and find useful information on CNMHC Regional sites. enter content on CNMHC Regional sites use South Region discussion forums add events to calendar suggest page content and corrections

6 You will also learn to: Join and leave Y!Gs set mail options send messages access group futures: Archived messages, Attachments Files Photos Database Chat navigate south region findingourvoices Y!G discussion group

7 The importance of CNMHC using the internet…. just why does SR need a web site? Information is key to empowerment… Most expect to find information online…. Information that consumers seek…. Many now turn to the Internet first…

8 About Trilogy; hosting company for our web site CNMHC South Regional Internet site is a highly interactive, single information place where Mental Health consumers, can go to easily access a wide variety of important information. The resources in this "virtual community" include a fast, comprehensive Consumer/Survivor Resource Directory; links to pertinent Web sites from across the nation; comprehensive, easy-to-use consumer message boards; a political advocacy tool; and many others. Network of Care is sponsored by an innovation grant from the State of California in partnership with county governments and Trilogy Integrated Resources Inc

9 Who uses the Internet More MH Clients are online all the time…… With over 60% of Wellness Centers now having Internet access and 40% of Consumers having been online for more than three years, the Internet has become a mainstream Advocacy and information tool. Consumers, Activists and Advocates Van networking with peers at Santa Barbaras Peer Recovery Center

10 More consumers now have access to computers than ever before Retail markets are becoming saturated with old desktop and laptop computers, many Wellness Centers and Recovery Centers are providing computers to their clients. Advocacy support centers funded through MHSA also provide computer access. Most states now have consumer Empowerment web sites. Soon, CNMHC will have consumer interactive websites for each region.

11 Reaching Consumer/Survivors When thinking about reaching people, we cant ignore the computer. Regional interactive web sites like the South can be global meeting place where clients from all parts of the region can come together.

12 How to find CNMHC South site Using the term cnmhc On Google add the term south Will place SR on the top 3 returns Will also place SR on the top 3 returns On Search CNMHC south region

13 Bookmark it! Once on your site depress key F-6 Then click on down arrow for a drop down bookmark menu

14 HOME PAGE First line is our organization name The network of care header is on most South Region pages. There is a row of links to all the South Region pages There is a description of who we are and lings to local whither There is a photo aggregator that randomly changes photos very time the page is loaded The most Important News Alerts are posted on this page There is a Google search box on most South Region pages There are also links to LACCC, Ventura and Santa Barbara consumer sites Second line boldly proclaims our region There is a link on all pages to the Clients network main site There is also a index of consumer Empowerment opportunities

15 Now for the rest of the home page Clicking on an Empowerment Alert link will take you to more details of the alert At the bottom of the home page are two more aggregators; on the blue one you can scroll through recant post on our FOV news group On green are the lasts dispatches from Sharon Kuehn, CNMHC Executive Director There is also a link that will take you to a form to submit corrections to this site at.

16 Navigating the pages On the left hand side of each page are rows of links leading to more informative pages packed full of useful information. A MH news aggregator With link to braking news Links to current local and national Consumer advocacy article and issues Information about national forums that you need to know

17 Empowerments Alerts page Brief descriptions with links to information of Empowering events that you can apply for funding to attend.

18 The Position Papers page Has links to many of the CNMHC position papers. Clicking on a link will bring up a document file of the position paper. Such as if you clicked on the MHSA Workforce Education and Training (WET) link a PDF doc like this one will come up

19 On our MHSA Page Includes; a historical presentation preceding MHSA The CNMHC Clients taking the lead PwoerPoint Tutorial Full text of the Mental health services Act MHSA Status Report Contact information for Delphine Brody, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Director of the California Network of Mental Health Clients (CNMHC), Information for Clients and Survivors to attend State-level MHSA Meeting, links to the official MHSAOAC California Mental Health Services Act - Five Years and more MHSA information.

20 Training and Resource pages "Successful leaders have the courage to take action while others hesitate." With links to free online Supercources on how to be an Effective Advocate On the Unique Resources page are links to online free trainings by the University of Pittsburgh On The resource page is a list of trainings sponsored by the CNMHC with links to contact information Information about how to seek funding to attend the conference

21 Message Boards page Link to South Region Message boards on Network of Care Link to our very own South Region Yahoo! Group called Finding Our Voices A participant button Any one that lands on this South Region sit can participate on this NC message board Only those who are pre approved can post on Finding Our Voices on Yahoo! Groups

22 Each Topic has its own page Message board on SR Website The first message is on top Replies are indented & listed below the original message New subjects are listed below in chronological order & are un-indented

23 You can get there by linking from South Region site or by use the search term cnmhc on Yahoo! Groups South Regions Finding Our Voices on Y!G You can read informative messages that other have posted with out joining. However to send messages you must first Join Y!Gs and FOV group. You join by clicking on the join button.

24 How to enter content on the South region site! Look for this bottom on some of the pages. It allows you to inter events on the sits calendar section and participate on South region Discussion boards. This is a participate button After clicking on the participate you get a sigh in box New users click New User tab

25 New user registration form New users to a Network of Care are required to fill out and submitting a registration form only once. If you forget your pass word a new one will be ed to you by Network of Care. You may create a personal profile that others can see. (Optional) This form should take less than 2 minuets to fill out and submit

26 After joining Network of Care you can participate on the South Region website members must fill out one more form before you can add content on the South region site. This form should take less than 30 secants to fill out

27 Policy Settings The South Region website is currently set so consumer leaders, after being approved by regional Coordinator, may publish content directly to pages. Leaders also have the ability to approve content that is suggested by other regional members. In response SR uses a remote hosted calendar where all members can access and enter events on. On NoC websites only site administrators are allowed to add events to calendars. Additionally SR has there every own Yahoo! Groups discussion board that is limited to consumers. Anyone who lands on any NoC Message Boards are allowed to post messages

28 To add content to a page click on Edit this page The same page will come up in editing format

29 Say you want to add to the Empowerment Alerts on the home page Then you decide where you want the post to paper First you click on Then you click on edit this page Click where you want the posting to appear Then click the done button it will take you to a layout page

30 Click on a Layout you want to use for your posting Once you have clicked on the layout you want for your posting, the Publish Content page will appear. Here you can publish your information to your layout, thus to your posting and your web site. This page guides you through publishing your content through text entry fields.

31 Fill out the publishing form. Based on the layout you have chosen, a publishing form will be crated to allow you to type in text or upload images and files. Enter text for your posting Attach a fill to your posting Enter a posting name Enter a caption for your file Enter a title Click continue to view the posting you just made Click done to take you to the page that you just entered a now posting on

32 One that all consumers can add content to and view The other one that leaders can add events to that everyone can view South Region has two Calendars sections

33 Connecting with other CNMHC Members in your area…. When an event comes up in your county or region, any member can share that information online in minutes… California Network of Mental Health Clients have developed regional interactive web sites. The South site is at:

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