Creating Increased Connections through Education and Support (CIC)
Creating Increased Connections is staffed primarily by people with the lived experience of mental health and co-occurring challenges. We are committed to using our lived experience to enhance the delivery of recovery-oriented and trauma-informed mental health services. Our direct service includes both individual and group peer support. As a unit, we are dedicated to promoting the expansion of recovery supports, particularly through the proliferation of mutual aid groups (WRAP and Hearing Voices) throughout the county. Additionally CIC coordinates the training institute for the Montgomery Co. Office of Behavioral Health. The mission of the training institute is to increase the competency of our workforce particularly in delivering recovery best practices and in evidence-based treatments.
Creating Increased Connections was at the 9th World Hearing Voices Congress in Boston. See a full report and more information from Congress here.