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Outreach Director works with ETS Program Coordinator to sends information about ETS to health teachers in Clackamas County (August and January). Respond to requests from schools and/or NAMICC office by: o Confirming date, beginning/ending time of class o Confirming the number of presentations (usually best to limit to 2 or tops of 3 per day) o Confirming the total number of students and o Inquires if the school is able to print the handout sheets (How to Help a Friend and Parent take-home and also o Asks contact at school if they have a speaker fund from which they could donate an amount to NAMI in order to cover speaker stipends. We will do the presentations regardless of the ability to donate.
Contact speakers as to availability for requested presentations. Ask speakers if they are comfortable doing more than one presentation in one day. Three is absolute limit for most. Arrange with speakers who will pick up and return supplies and confirm that that person will arrange a time to do so with the NAMI Clackamas Office. (This is usually the lead presenter but it could be the Young Adult Presenter.) If trained as a lead speaker (preferred) and necessary, takes the role of lead presenter yourself or ask Executive Director to cover. Email information about presentation dates, times and speakers to NAMI Clackamas Executive Director as soon as scheduling is completed.
Send confirmation emails to scheduled presenters and school teachers a few days before presentation, including reminder of number of students Make arrangements for new ETS lead speakers to do an observation of a presentation at a school and also do a rehearsal using computer program (PowerPoint) and practicing handling paperwork. This will complete their online training that NAMI national confirms has been done. (This could be done by the program coordinator or we could ask Judy for the time being to continue this part only.) Make arrangements for new ETS young adult speakers to observe ETS presentation at a school and then rehearse telling their story in the context of a mock ETS including handling treats and paperwork. This will complete their online training that NAMI national confirms has been done. (See comments above.)