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Updates for May 20, 2020
Starts today!

The NYC Peer and Community Health Worker Workforce Consortium Presents
Peer Workforce Integration Action Planning and Implementation:
A four-session lunchtime learning series


Open to employers, organizational leaders, supervisors, peer specialist, non-peer colleagues, and anyone else with a role in the peer support workforce

Save the Dates and Pre-Register

May 20, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Eastern
Session 1: Getting the Conversation Started
Register

May 27, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Eastern
Session 2: Building a Plan
Register

June 3, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Eastern
Session 3: Keeping the Action Active
Register

June 10, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Eastern
Session 4: Evaluating the Implementation
Register

You will be able to meet Meet Curtis Dann-Messier, the new Consortium Director (see his Welcome letter from Carlton Whitmore)

Learn more
The Academy of Peer Services

Term 2, 2020 is now open.
A few brief announcements.

New Continuing Education Courses now available: 
These are a new category of course called "Continuing Education" which are converted from webinars into online learning that meets the Academy standard.
  • Building Financial Hope: Guidance for SSA Recipients, Providers, and Supporters (2.0 CE) 
  • Supporting Older Adults Part 1: Honoring Their Strengths (1.5 CE)
  • Supporting Older Adults Part 2: Live Transitions (1.5 CE)
  • Supporting Older Adults Part 3: Our Elders Speak (2.0 CE)
Elective Course Updates: 
These courses have been revised to reflect updates from the Social Security Administration and are now available again:
  • Moving Beyond Disability (4 Hours)
  • Social Security Entitlements (2 Hours) 
Technology issues: If you encounter technical issues with any of the courses, send email to Maryam, our user support specialist at academyofpeerservicesnyomh@gmail.com 
Upcoming Events and Deadlines


Virtual Job Fair Employer Sign Up
Deadline, May 25
The NYC Peer Workforce Coalition (www.peerworkforcecoalition) will be hosting a Peer Worker (CRPA, CPS, etc.) Virtual Job Fair, Tuesday, June 9th. The event will be held on the Zoom platform for this 100% virtual event.  If you are interested in participating, please complete this survey no later than close of business, Monday, May 25th. Note: We may have to limit the number of employers who participate, so employer spots are first come, first served. If you have a separate recruiter, please include that person’s name in the survey.

If you have any questions, please contact event Co-Chairperson, Crystal Small at csmallpwc@gmail.com or (917) 543-1549.

For more information, click here
 

Virtual Conference Call for Proposals
Deadline, June 1

 
We Count! Uniting the Peer Support Workforce is the theme of this year's conference, which promises to be an exciting and inspiring event. The Call for Proposals has been updated and we would love to get your submissions.
Conference workshops will be held on two days, Tuesday, October 13 and Saturday, October 17. There will also be other virtual activities that week including Global Peer Support Celebration Day, Thursday, October 15.

The deadline for proposal submission is June 1st, 2020.
Learn More
Community News

Webinar Series 
May 20, 12:00 -- 1:30 pm Eastern

Peer Workforce Integration Session 1: Getting the Conversation Started,
with Curtis Dann-Messier and Aviva Cohen
NYC Peer and Community Health Worker Workforce Consortium
& Academy of Peer Services Webinar
Series Flyer
Register

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Webinar

May 20, 2:00 -- 3:30 pm Eastern
Compassionate Approaches to Crisis Webinar Series - 
Peer Respites: Research and Practice
Morgan Pelot, Sae Kim, and Shira Collings
National Empowerment Center
Register

 

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Rochester / Online

May 20, 4:30 - 6:00 pm ET
Learning Collaborative
Recovery Coach University
Learn More

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White Plains / Online

May 20, 6:00 - 7:30 pm ET
Stop One: Talent Express
Facilitated by Ariel Rowland
To join, log in or sign up on Meet Up
(www.meetup.com - free of charge)
Search for "Talent Express" under May 20 and register

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Webinar

May 21, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Self-Care in the Rise of the Pandemic, Part 2, Teaching Mindful Self-Care at a Distance, Michael Ballester and Ruth Colón-Wagner
FREE Continuing Education Credits for CPRP, LMHC, LMSW and LCSW
NYAPRS
Register

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Recovery Marathon

May 22 to 24 (Friday through Sunday)
Free of Charge (Online)
SHARE
Register to Learn More

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Hearing Voices Network

May 22, 5:00 - 6:00 pm Eastern
Any Questions Call John Lyn or Victor Clark at RISE Center (914)-664-3444
https://zoom.us/i/99142114991
Meeting ID: 991 4211 4991
Mental Health Empowerment Project (MHEP)
RISE Center

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Deadline May 25, Employer Sign Up
NYC Virtual Job Fair
(Job Fair Date: June 9)
New York City Peer Workforce Coalition
Learn More
Employer Survey

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Open Mic

May 25, 6:00 - 8:00 pm ET
Open Mic Community Gathering
Institute for the Development of the Human Arts (IDHA)
Learn More

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Webinar

May 27, 12:00 -- 1:30 pm Eastern

Peer Workforce Integration Session 2: Building a Plan, with Aviva Cohen
NYC Peer and Community Health Worker Workforce Consortium
& Academy of Peer Services Webinar
Series Flyer
Register

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Webinar

May 27, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
Providing Employment Services in a Virtual World, Robert and Len Statham
FREE Continuing Education Credits for CPRP, LMHC, LMSW and LCSW
NYAPRS
Register

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Webinar

May 28, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

Webinar 43: The “Alternatives to Suicide” Approach – Paradigm Shifts Rooted in Peer Support Values, by Caroline Mazel-Carlton and Sean Donovan
More Information
Register in advance
National Association of Peer Supporters
View previously recorded webinars

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Peer Workers United

May 28, 6:15- 7:15 pm ET
New York City Support Group for Peer Workers
Organized by the Editor of City Voices
Link to be provided soon

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Buffalo

May 29, 2020
20th Annual Healthy Alternatives through Healing Arts (HAHA)
Buffalo Psychiatric Center
Learn More

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Deadline: June 1, 2020

Call for Proposals for the iNAPS Conference
National Association of Peer Supporters
(Conference dates: October 13 and 17, 2020)
Learn More


May is Mental Health Month Part 2
Blog from Howard Diamond


Howard writes, May Is For EVERYONE. And he honors the service men and women who are remembered on memorial day. To read his article, click here. 

Words of Wellness
Peggy Swarbrick and Pat Nemec



Peggy Swarbrick is a leader, author, and advocate within the mental health system who created the 8 Dimensions of Wellness and the Peer Wellness Coaching Model. She is currently gathering information about the impact of COVID-19

Please consider taking this survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/63RJNWW

Peggy Swarbrick and Pat Nemec are also creating Words of Wellness, a newsletter with tips on maintaining wellness, especially now. Visit their website: https://cspnj.org/news/

 

Last week's webinar
Supporting Older Adults: Our Elders Speak



created in collaboration with The Coalition for Behavioral Health
with Gayle Bluebird, Harvey Rosenthal, Peter Ashenden, Angela Cerio, George Ebert, and Carole Hayes-Collier
Available as a continuing education course! 
Visit the Academy of Peer Services to learn more.
 

NYAPRS webinar series:
Building Financial Hope: Guidance for SSA Recipients, Provider, and Supporters



Is now available as a continuing education course too! 
Visit the Academy of Peer Services to learn more.
 
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