Real Voices – Real Choices FAQs

The FREE virtual conference aims to unite, inform, and empower individuals and families living with mental illness, developmental and intellectual disabilities, and those in recovery for substance use disorders.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You may access the conference presentations through any of the following platforms:

Simply pick the platform you wish to use and tune in for great presentations and lots of virtual fun. We encourage you to comment and ask the presenters any questions you encounter.

Not for basic attendance—all you need is an internet connection and a computer or smartphone.

To earn continuing education units (CEUs), you can opt to pay a fee of $25 at registration. You must pre-register for any sessions for which you would like a CEU. See “Will continuing education units (CEUs) be offered?” below.

No, all information collected during registration will only be used by conference staff.

Yes, all sessions will be saved in our video library for future viewing.

Attendees viewing CEU-eligible presentations after completion of the virtual event via the video library, will have until October 1, 2021 to view the material and generate their certificate – SORRY NO EXCEPTIONS.

No, most sessions have been recorded. When the broadcast is live, that will be noted on the screen.

Conference staff will use the registration report of attendees to randomly select prize winners.

If your name is selected, then the prize will be mailed to the address you provided during registration.

Yes, participants will be able to comment, submit questions for presenters, like, love, and share sessions if viewing from the three social media platforms (RVRC or MMHF Facebook pages or MMHF YouTube channel).

If a question is submitted during a live session, presenters will address as many as they can during the question and answer session following the presentation. For additional questions or comments, email consumerconference@dmh.mo.gov.

If a question is submitted during a pre-recorded presentation, the presenter may address them in the chat or live at the end of their presentation. If the presenter is not able to be online during the airing of their pre-recorded presentation, then the questions will be forwarded to them by conference staff.

No. However, the digital program booklet and schedule are both available on our websites and you are welcome to download and/or print them both.

The digital program booklet will contain general event information, the daily schedule with presentation descriptions, as well as, presenter biographies and information about the Missouri Mental Health Foundation and our generous sponsors.

Yes, live closed captioning will be available for all presentations and full transcripts will be available following the event in the video library. If you have specific interpreting needs, please contact us at consumerconference@dmh.mo.gov.

T-shirts are available for purchase. Information on how to purchase and a preview of the t-shirt are located at the bottom of the online registration form.

Once ordered, the t-shirt will be mailed to the address you provided on your registration. T-shirts can not be mailed to a PO box, so you must provide your physical address.

Yes, this year’s conference offers a total of 14 CEUs for mental health professionals licensed under the Missouri Credentialing Board, MCB, (such as Certified Peer Specialists, Missouri Recovery Support Specialists, Community Health Workers, Missouri Advanced Prevention Specialists, etc. – for a full list of professionals licensed under the MCB please visit https://missouricb.com/credentials/). If your profession is not listed on the MCB’s page, then you will need to check with your specific credentialing/licensing board to determine if the CEUs for this event will be accepted. You will need to indicate on your registration that you would like to earn CEUs (located under “Other Options” on the registration form) and pay the $25 fee.

See the online registration page, event schedule, or digital program booklet for details on which sessions are eligible for CEUs.

In order to receive the CEU certificate, you MUST be registered, indicate which sessions you plan to attend, and submit payment during registration.

To generate your CEU certificate, you will need to complete the post-presentation evaluation that appears after each approved CEU presentation. The certificate will then automatically generate after you answer those questions. You may save it to your computer, print it, or email it.

Attendees viewing CEU-eligible presentations after completion of the virtual event via the video library, will have until October 1, 2021 to view the material and generate their certificate – SORRY NO EXCEPTIONS.

Certificates will only be generated after the event by conference staff if technical problems occur that prevent the attendee from creating the document themselves. Should this occur, then please contact the Conference Coordinator at consumerconference@dmh.mo.gov.

Do you have additional questions? You may contact the Conference Coordinator at consumerconference@dmh.mo.gov, or the Missouri Mental Health Foundation at 573-635-9201 or MMHF@missourimhf.org.