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Updates for April 23, 2020
Webinar Today!


Building Hope:
What CARES Economic Stimulus Payments Offer SSA Recipients,
Presenters: Ray Cebula and Oscar Jimenez-Solomon
Moderator: Len Statham


NYAPRS and NYS Psychiatric Institute
Learn More
Register
The Academy of Peer Services

Core and Elective courses are now closed.
Term 2, 2020 begins on April 27 at 12:00 noon.
 
Although the main courses are closed for regularly scheduled updates, a new APS Continuing Education (CE) program is available.

Supporting Older Adults Part 1: Honoring Their Strengths
Featuring Gayle Bluebird, Liz Breier, Clinton Green, Deb Trueheart, Shanti Vani and Michelle Zechner

Earn 1.5 CE (hours) of APS credit
 
To access the new APS CE Program
  1. Log in to your Academy of Peer Services account. https://www.academyofpeerservices.org/
  2. Register for "Supporting Older Adults Part 1
  3. View the webinar, take the test, complete the evaluation.
     
Questions? Ask Maryam (our user support specialist) at: academyofpeerservicesnyomh@gmail.com

Supporting Older Adults Part 2:Transitions was broadcast yesterday (April 20) and will be available as another 1.5 hour APS CE opportunity shortly.
This week in the Virtual Learning Community
APS Support Groups
Support for Peer Supporters



(Peer support for the peer supporters)

Thursday, April 23, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
https://zoom.us
Meeting ID: 646-872-963

Saturday, April 25, 2:00 -3:30 pm
https://zoom.us
Meeting ID: 898 626 677

All who provide peer support are welcome.

More Support Available 



Phone / Online Support 
from peer-run organizations and qualified peers throughout the state

There have been updates to access in all of these areas! 
Phone Support
Online Peer Support Groups
Support for Peer Support Providers (and Supervisors)

Our own Virtual Community resource for support group facilitators:
Tips for Facilitating Online Peer Support Groups



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Resources


Our Resource page is updated daily. For up to date information, visit:
Peer Workforce Resources


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Jobs

Our Job Bank is updated weekly. Employers are still posting postions!
For up to date information, visit:
https://aps-community.org/job-bank/


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Calendar 


Selected Announcements (more available online)

Save the Date:
May 11, 8:30 - 12:30
Office of Mental Health Regional Advisory Committee (RAC)
Learn More

Second Chance to See
NYAPRS Executive Seminar Day 1
(Original Broadcast on April 21)
See also, Upcoming Dates: April 28 and May 5.
Follow up Summary
Day 1 Program - with links to recordings

Today! April 23, Noon to 1:00 pm ET
Building Hope: What CARES Economic Stimulus Payments Offer SSA Recipients,
Presenters: Ray Cebula and Oscar Jimenez-Solomon
Moderator: Len Statham
NYAPRS and NYS Psychiatric Institute
Learn More
Register


April 23, 3:00 p.m. EDT
COVID-19 Roundtable
The National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED)
Learn More

New York City
April 23, 6:00 - 8:00 pm ET
Support Line for Peer Supporters –
Every Wed and Thur, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
(929) 274-1355


April 23, 7:00-8:30 pm ET
Healing Connections Online Support Group
Now 7 days per week (see schedule for more)
Association for Mental Health and Wellness
Connection

April 23, 7:30 - 8:30 pm ET
Support for Peer Supporter Groups (Sat. online)
Academy Virtual Community
https://zoom.us
Meeting ID: 646-872-963

April 24, 2:15 ET
Writing Through Lived Experience:
Writing to Support Your Mental Health Journey
MHA
Register

April 24, 5:00 - 6:00 pm ET
(4:00 - 5:00 pm Central)
Interactive Online Peer Support
Robyn Priest Live Your Truth
Learn More

April 25, 12:00 - 1:30 pm ET
Facilitators of Online Support Groups
Sharing best practices.
By invitation. 
Send a request to join to
academy.virtual.community@gmail.com

April 25, 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
Support for Peer Supporter Groups (Sat. online)
Academy Virtual Community
https://zoom.us
Meeting ID: 898 626 677

April 28, 9:00 - 12:00 pm ET
Executive Seminar Day 2
Final Program
Register Day 2

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Our  Calendar is updated daily. For up to date information, visit:
Virtual Community Calendar

For a record of past events, visit:
Past Events
Office of Mental Health
(new posters)
Emotional Support Line
Staffed by peers and volunteers
Open to all
24 x 7
1-844-863-9314

 


Reminder:


Academy of Peer Services Support Groups
(For the Peer Supporters)

We meet Tuesday / Thursday from 7:30 - 8:30 pm
https://zoom.us 
Meeting ID: 646-872-963

And Saturday from 2:00 - 3:30 pm
https://zoom.us
Meeting ID: 898 626 677

Stay safe and be well.
If you're able to give a little support to others, join a group today!

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