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Academy of Peer Services | Virtual Learning Community
Networking and Leadership Group

Thursday, March 12

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Tonight's Topic: 

The Intergalactic Federation of Crazy Folk
and other memories of the legends of the movement by
Angela Cerio

To see her article in City Voices, click here
Connection information: 
Join by computer:

Join by phone: 646 876 9923 
Meeting ID: 279 143 580

APS Virtual Community Networking and Leadership Development Group
We meet every Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.
Most meetings include an educational topic led by one of our group members.
Once per month we meet to plan the program for the next month.

Share your ideas for topics or just come to get support! 

Upcoming Webinar

Note a change in date:
March 30 | 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Supporting Older Adults Part 1: Building on Strengths

Register Here

This webinar is part of our Faces and Places of Peer Support series and will be offered in multiple parts. Other webinars will be announced in the coming weeks.

Faces and Places of Peer Support is a series of webinars (and recordings) by the Academy of Peer Services Virtual Learning Community in collaboration with the New York State Office of Mental Health, Office of Consumer Affairs.

To view recordings of past webinars and much more, click here.

New York City 

Peer Workforce Support Line

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
(929) 274-1355

Learn more

Virtual Community
Job Bank

The latest openings include:

New York City
Peer Specialist

Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS)
(Posted 3/12/20)

Cortland County
Program Manager
To apply
Catholic Charities of Cortland County
(Posted 3/11/20)

Care Coordinator

Catholic Charities
(Posted 3/11/20)

The Job Bank has over 150+ new job openings each month in New York State.

To view the complete list, visit the online 
Job Bank


Community Calendar
What's Happening in the Coming Week

All live events are subject to change.
Please check with the organizer before planning to attend live events.

If you are an organize for a live event, review this Guidance for programs licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health regarding the covid-19 virus. 


Radio Show: March 12, 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Barb Klein, Founder, Inspired Possibility and Author, 111 Invitations
Recovery Coach University
Learn More

Ronkonkoma: March 12, 7:00-8:30 pm
Healing Connections - Live Support Group
Association for Mental Health and Wellness

New York City: March 14, 9:00 am
4th Black Health Matters Summit and Health Fair
Theme: Proactive Health
Learn More

New York City: March 14, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Our Struggles are Intertwined: Intersections of Mental Health and Oppression - Full Rate $75 / Reduced Rate $35
Institute for the Development of Human Arts
Learn More

Online: March 14 and 15, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Healing Connections -  Online Support Group
(Saturday and Sunday)
Association for Mental Health and Wellness

March 16: Deadline to Apply:
University of YOUTH POWER!
Youth Social Justice Conference (June 20-23) 
Learn More

Webinar: March 18, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
From ACEs to Assets: A Community Approach to Growing Resilience
Register to attend

Webinar: March 18, 1:00 – 2:15 pm
The Link between Cultural Humility and Repression
Register to attend

Rochester: March 18, 4:30 - 6:00 pm
Peer Learning Collaborative
CORE Center
Register to attend

Ronkonkoma, March 19, 7:00-8:30 pm
Healing Connections – Live Support Group
Association for Mental Health and Wellness

Rochester, March 19 and 20, 2020
Motivational Interviewing Training for Coaches, Peers, Clinicians, Social Workers, Medical Professionals: Inviting Change Talk

March 20, Deadline to Apply
Regional Advisory Committee Face to Face Meeting
(April 11 and 12 in Albany)
Contact your OMH Regional Advocacy Specialist for an application
For Contact Information, click here

The Calendar is updated regularly.
For the latest events, visit us online: Calendar

Ongoing Events
For ongoing programs, click here.
For a Winter Wellness Planner, click here.
For the March Words of Wellness, click here. 
For the March MHTTC Pathways (Newsletter),
click here

Virtual Community Blog
Our guest blogger, Howard Diamond shares his thoughts on March. 
To view the blog, click here.


Peer Support Approaches for
Responding to Fear

National Association of Peer Supporters (NAPS)
(Formerly known as the International Association of Peer Supporters)
Interim Director of Operations Martha Barbone offers guidance on responding to fear in her NAPS March newsletter column. 

To view this helpful article, click here.


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