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Updates for May 26, 2020
Part 1 Recording Available
Next in the Series is this Wednesday


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 specialists, colleagues and allies, and anyone else with a role in the peer support workforce

Learn more
The Academy of Peer Services

Term 2, 2020 is now open until July 20, 2020
Eight weeks remain in this term.

New Continuing Education Courses now available: 
A new category of course called "Continuing Education" have been converted from webinars into online learning that meets Academy standards.
  • 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: 
The following 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) 
Career and Personal Development Modules:
The following online learning modules are available for ongoing learning and development.
  • Making a Success of Online Learning
  • The New York State Peer Specialist Certification Process
  • Tips for Facilitating Online Peer Support Groups (available through the Virtual Learning Community)
     
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 extended to: May 29
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.

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
More Community News

May 26, 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Trauma and Mental Health Peer Support By:
Tommy Newcombe and Tera Newcombe
Doors to Wellbeing
Register

Webinar

May 26, 2:15 pm ET
Technology and Peer Support: Trends and Opportunities
By: Karen Fortuna and Vince Camaino
MHA
Register
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Virtual Forum (families and youth)
May 26, 4:00 pm ET
Families Together in New York State
Register
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Facilitators Group
Academy of Peer Services
May 26, 6:00 - 7:15 pm Eastern
By invitation
Request to join by sending email to:
academy.virtual.community@gmail.com
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Networking for Peer Supporters
Academy of Peer Services
May 26, 7:30 – 8:30 pm Eastern
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82246140390
Meeting ID: 822 4614 0390
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Webinar
May 27, 12:00 -- 1:30 pm Eastern
Peer Workforce Integration Session 2: Building a Plan,
with Aviva Cohen and Curtis Dann-Messier,
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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Mutual Support for MH Providers
May 28, 12:00 Noon
Mental Health Mutual Support Calls
FOR PROVIDERS
Thriving at Work During COVID-19 for Mental Health Providers
MHTTC
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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 (iNAPS)
View previously recorded iNAPS webinars
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Webinar
May 28, 2:00 pm ET
Ways That Peers and Supervisors Use Principles of Recovery
to Improve Engagement of Adults in Crisis,
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASPMHD)
Sponsored by SAMHSA
Register in advance
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Peer Workers United Meeting
May 28, 6:15- 7:15 pm ET
New York City Support Group for Peer Workers
Organized by the Editor of City Voices
Join Zoom Meeting
https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/97524477031
Meeting ID: 975 2447 7031
Password: 945949
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Healing Connections (evening)
May 28, 7:00-8:30 pm ET
Healing Connections - Live & Online Support Group
(7 days per week, click the link for a schedule)
Association for Mental Health and Wellness
Connection
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Deadline: May 29 - 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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Buffalo
May 29, 2020
20th Annual Healthy Alternatives through Healing Arts (HAHA)
Buffalo Psychiatric Center
Learn More
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Hearing Voices Network
May 29, 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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Facilitators Group
Academy of Peer Services
May 38, 12:00 - 1:30 pm Eastern (Saturday)
By invitation
Request to join by sending email to:
academy.virtual.community@gmail.com
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Networking for Peer Supporters
Academy of Peer Services
May 30, 2:00 - 3:30 pm Eastern (Saturday)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89364219080
Meeting ID: 893 6421 9080
 
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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
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Deadline: June 1, 2020
Treatment, Recovery, and Workforce Support Grant
SAMHSA Grant
Learn More
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Virtual Conference
June 1-5, 2020
Strategy and Innovation Institute
Open Minds
Learn More
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Rochester / Online
June 3 & 4, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm ET
Motivational Interviewing Training (by Zoom)
$325/covers both days
Recovery Coach University
Learn More
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Webinar
June 3, 12:00 -- 1:30 pm Eastern
Peer Workforce Integration Session 3: Keeping the Action Active,
with Aviva Cohen and Curtis Dann-Messier, 
NYC Peer and Community Health Worker Workforce Consortium
& Academy of Peer Services Webinar
Series Flyer
Register
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Rochester / Online
June 3, 4:30 - 6:00 pm ET
Learning Collaborative
Recovery Coach University
Learn More
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Hearing Voices Network
June 5, 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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Virtual Job Fair
June 9, 1:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern
New York City Peer Workforce Coalition
​Job Seeker RSVP: 
email with "Virtual Job Fair Attendee" in the subject line.
Attach an updated resume.
​Questions? Contact Event Co-Chairperson,
Crystal Small, csmallpwc@gmail.com
Learn More

 

Resources for the Peer Support Workforce

The Academy of Peer Services Virtual Learning Community has been gathering and posting federal, state, and regional resources for the peer support workforce throughout the outbreak and will continue to act as a clearinghouse for the peer support workforce.

The site navigation has recently been simplified to just show the main links: 

About Us

Who we are and the purpose of this community
Links to related organizations
A short explanation about the certification programs in New York


News

Current and back issues of our Community Newsletter and Blog


Calendar

Current events and deadlines for opportunities
Ongoing events (What’s Happening)
Past events in the peer community


Job Bank

Current job openings, job fairs, a list of past openings and employers that frequently hire peer support workers


Webinars

Academy hosted webinars and recordings
(visit the Calendar for webinars by other organizations)


Support 

Phone and online peer support
Support for peer supporters
Tips for facilitators


Resources

Federal, state, and regional resources
Research studies related to peer support
Studies seeking peer participation


If you haven't been there for a while, check out the 203 new jobs in the Job Bank or the Webinars that we've hosted since 2017. 
Research Studies Seeking Participants

TU Collaborative Invites You to Participate in Two Studies

Are you a peer support specialist who uses spirituality in your practice? If so, the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion invites you to sign up for their study looking at psychological factors among peers who use spirituality and religion. “This study is completely remote, so contact us at tucollab@temple.edu if you’re interested.”

The second study, on social connections, invites “adults aged 18 to 65 who have a diagnosis of schizophrenia, major depression, or major affective disorder to participate.” This would involve one online survey now and another in a few months. Questions? Contact Shinichi.nagata@temple.edu or 215.204.9664.

To sign up and take the survey, click here.

 

For More Research Studies, Visit our Research page
https://aps-community.org/research/

Don't forget to check out our latest continuing education options!
Supporting Older Adults: Our Elders Speak


 in collaboration with The Coalition for Behavioral Health
with Gayle Bluebird, Harvey Rosenthal, Peter Ashenden, Angela Cerio, George Ebert, and Carole Hayes-Collier
Now 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.
 
And Join us on Wednesday at noon! 



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