Past Events

This is a historical record
of past events

Note: Some links may no longer be active but the listing is kept for the  historical record.

Recent events at the top.


 October 10, 2018

8:45 am – 3:30 pm
NAMI Syracuse
Educational Conference
 Learn More


October 3, 10, and 17

8:45 am – 3:30 pm
Ethical Considerations in Recovery Coaching
Syracuse
 Learn More


September 26-29, 2018

National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy (NARPA)
Annual Conference
Holiday Inn Inner Harbor
Baltimore
 Learn More


September 20-21, 2018

New York State
Suicide Prevention Conference
Desmond Hotel and Conference Center
Albany
Learn More


September 12, 2018

(click to enlarge)

Career and Job Fair (Buffalo)
September 12, 2018 – 4:00 – 7:00 PM
(best | self)


September 12-14, 2018

NYAPRS Annual Conference
Honor’s Haven (new location)
Ellenville
Register
View Conference Program


September 12

7:00 pm
Vicarious Resilience (Feature Film)
Showing the first evening of the NYAPRS Conference
View Trailer


September 12

1:00 – 3:00 pm
New Normal of Poisons & Drugs of Abuse
(CASAC Credit)
NYS Poison Center
Binghamton Library
More Info


September 12

4:00 – 7:00 pm
Career & Job Fair
best|self behavioral health
255 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202
Learn More


August 29

1:00 – 3:00 pm
– Inspirational Speaker, Shane Shultz
Speaking to the Heart (Radio Network)
Albany Public Library
Learn More


August 28

2:00 pm – National Webinar
Mental Health Peer Specialists and People Who Are Justice Involved
Doors to Wellbeing – Technical Assistance Center
Learn More


August 28

11:30 am
Peer to Peer, New Choices in Recovery Forum
Oneonta
Learn More


August 21, 2018

4:00 p.m.
Crisis Intervention Teams in NYC
Give Feedback to Mayor’s Taskforce
MCNY, 60 West St. Main Floor
Reservations are required

Register


August 17, 2018

25TH BiCounty Empowerment Conference | Touro College, Central Islip
(Must Register to Attend)
Nassau Registration
Suffok Registration


August 9, 2018

Preview of Coming Attractions: Academy of Peer Services
Live Dialog on Upgrades
View Recording


August 8, 2018

9:15 p.m. eastern time
Join SAMHSA for the 2018 Voice Awards!

Tune in to the live webcast.
Register for Webcast


August 6-8, 2018

SAMHSA Voice Awards
Los Angeles, California
(Register to Attend Live or Online)
Register


August 6-8, 2018

Mental Health National Youth Convergence
Doors to Wellbeing – Dream Team
Washington, DC
Learn More


August 3, 2018

Webinar | 12:00 – 1:00 pm
The National Practice Guidelines: Gaining Support for Peer Support
with Steve Harrington, Rita Cronise, and Andy Bernstein
Learn More


August 2-3, 2018

Getting Approval for SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, and other entitlement programs, presented by John Allen
Attend In Person: 229 Washington St. Watertown, NY 13601

  • Thursday, August 2, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (WebEx Day 1)
  • Friday, August 3, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (WebEx Day 2)

Or online (click the link for each day above),
Event number 648 860 231 password nysomh123 (both days)


July 29-August 3, 2018

National Coalition on Mental Health Recovery
ALTERNATIVES Conference 2018
Catholic University of America
Washington, DC
Learn More 


July 31

Webinar: 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Peer Specialists’ Techniques for Suicide Prevention, Crisis, and Transformation
Eduardo Vega
Doors to Wellbeing Online


July 31

Alternatives Conference Hill Day
National Coalition on Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR)
Washington, DC


July 30

Alternatives Pre-conference advocacy training 
National Coalition on Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR)
Washington, DC


July 26, 2018

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Spring into Wellness
Baltic Street’s 1st Annual Mental Health & Wellness Fair
25 Flatbush Ave., 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY  11217
For more contact Yasmin (718) 774-1027 or Shana (718) 377-6568 ext. 352


July 26, 2018

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Spring into Wellness
Baltic Street’s 1st Annual Mental Health & Wellness Fair
25 Flatbush Ave., 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY  11217
For more contact Yasmin (718) 774-1027 or Shana (718) 377-6568 ext. 352


July 26, 2018

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Spring into Wellness
Baltic Street’s 1st Annual Mental Health & Wellness Fair
25 Flatbush Ave., 2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY  11217
For more contact Yasmin (718) 774-1027 or Shana (718) 377-6568 ext. 352


July 26, 2018

10 am – noon
28th Annual Celebration of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)
Syracuse City Hall Atrium


July 26, 2018

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Special RAC Meeting (Office of Mental Health)
OMH Sites Statewide – preregistration required
LEARN MORE


July 25, 2018

Webinar: 1:00 – 2:15 pm
Unique Housing Needs of Individuals with Criminal Justice Histories
SAMHSA


July 24, 2018

Webinar | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Fostering Community Wellness:
Addressing Toxic Stress and Adverse Community Events
Crystal Brandow, Jasmine Brandow, Ruben Cantu, Larissa Estes, Richard Smith,
SAMHSA Online


July 24, 2018

Presented by Garrett Smith, OMH Regional Advocacy Specialist
Social Capital Training: Community Integration
Syracuse, New York


July 20, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm
New York City
Peer Recruitment Open House
Community Access
New York


July 19, 2018

12th Annual Working Peer Specialist Conference
New York University | Kimmel Center
New York City
Learn More


July 18, 2018

9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Confronting Health Inequity: Let’s Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
Albany Hilton, Albany, NY

REGISTER


July 16, 2018

6:15 PM – 8:00 PM
Mental Health Trialogue: Trauma & Psychopharm
East Village Access, 242 East 2nd Street, New York, NY 10009
Institute for the Development of Human Arts


July 13, 2018

Webinar | 11:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Preventing Burnout and Supporting Peers in the Workforce
Presented by Kirsten Muckstadt, OMH Regional Advocacy Specialist
Presentation Slides  |  Recording


July 12, 2018

Social Capital Training: Community Integration
Presented by Garrett Smith, OMH Regional Advocacy Specialist
Syracuse, New York


July 12, 2018

Webinar | 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Making the Shift: From Patient Activation to Community Activation
Sue Bergeson, Crystal Brandow, Wendy Ellis, Margaret Walkover, and Chacku Mathai
SAMHSA Online


July 11, 2018

Webinar | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Connecting the Dots: Using Social Media to Create and Measure Behavior Change in Public Health Campaigns
Dr. Amelia Burke-Garcia, Dr. Crystal Brandow
SAMHSA Online


July 11, 2018

Webinar | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Ask Me Anything: Employment Series (Question and Answer Session)
Moderated by: Fabricio Balcazar (Boston University)
Online


July 10, 2018

Webinar: 3:30–5 p.m. Eastern Time
Substance Use Disorders in the Zero Suicide Framework
SAMHSA
Online


July 10, 2018

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
New York, New York
How to start a tenant advisory council
Community Access


July 10, 2018 (deadline extended)

Alternatives 2018
Nomination for Peer Leaders


July 9, 2018

Regional Advisory Committee (RAC)
Office of Mental Health Facilities Across the State
Pre-Registration Required

Register Online
(See sites in the Online Registration System)


July 6, 2018

Webinar: 12:00–1 p.m. Eastern Time
A Look at Veteran Homelessness from a Peer Specialist Perspective
International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS)
Online


June 27-30, 2018

National Alliance on Mental Illness
2018 NAMI National Convention
New Orleans
Learn More 


June 21, 2018

(two sessions)
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. or 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Virtual (Online) Open House
Masters in Health Care Management, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Track
Rutgers University
Learn More  | Join  Session


June 20, 2018

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
APS Live Dialogue: A Tale of Two Consortia
View Presentation Slides
View Recording 

 


June 20, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Trauma Informed Care
(Bronx)
Learn More


June 16, 2018

11:00 a.m.
Community Conversations: A Series About Mental Wellness
(Sports and Mental Health)
Grace Episcopal Church of Syracuse
Hosted by AarogyaSeva USA
(Submitted by Garrett Smith, CNY RAS)


June 15-18, 2018

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
41st Annual
Wellness and Recovery Summit
Denver, Colorado
Learn More


June 14-16, 2018

Mental Health America
2018 Conference: Fit for the Future
Washington, DC
Learn More


June 12, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Trauma Informed Care
(Brooklyn)
Learn More


June 8, 2018

8th Annual LEAF Art & Poetry Contest
Winning Artwork Displayed at 5-Star Subaru
Oneonta
Learn More


June 8, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDT

Reconnecting with the Earth for Personal and Global Healing

We are at a pivotal time in human history. Please join the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR) and the International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) in the first in a series of webinars where we explore the relationship between ecology, how we relate to one another and the earth, and healing from crisis. We have gathered experts from around the globe, including indigenous peoples, to speak to this topic, share best practices, and propose some solutions to the very complex problems we face.
Speakers:
Rangi Ahipene, Jode Freyholtz-London, and Reverend “Luke A. Shooting Star” Walters

Register Now!

Co-Sponsored between the International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) and the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR)


June 8, 2018

2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT

Webinar: Reconnecting with the Earth for Personal and Global Healing
Co-hosted by iNAPS and NCMHR

Register Now!


June 7-28, 2018 (Thursdays)
6:30-8:30 pm

Recovery Skills 101 (Group Sessions)
Co-facilitated Occupational Therapy and Peer Support
New York, New York
Learn More


June 5, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Trauma Informed Care
(East Harlem)
Learn More


June 4 and 11, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Motivational Interviewing
(Bronx)
Learn More


May Calendar of Free Events

Binghamton
Addiction Center of Broome County (ACBC) Dual Recovery
Learn More 


May 30, 2018

12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Open House
The Renewal Center
327 ELM STREET
BUFFALO, NEW YORK 14203


May 26, 2018

11:00 a.m.
Community Conversations: A Series About Mental Wellness
(LGBTQ+ and Mental Health)
Grace Episcopal Church of Syracuse
Hosted by AarogyaSeva USA
(Garrett Smith, CNY RAS)


May 25, 2018

Deadline to Apply for Fall 2018
Howie the Harp Peer Training Program
Submit Application


May 23, 2018

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Recovery to Practice (SAMHSA) Webinar
Social Media/Technology for Outreach and Engagement

John Naslund, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Global Health and Social Medicine will share his research and experiences working alongside individuals living with serious mental illness and community mental health providers. He will discuss ways to use technology and social media to overcome engagement challenges in a 21st century world.


May 23, 2018

Early Bird Registration Deadline
2018 Alternatives Conference
Washington, DC
Learn more


May 16 – July 18, 2018

Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m.
The Macro System Advocacy Course
9 week course
Urban Justice Center (NYC)
Learn More


May 11, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Understanding the Justice System
(East Harlem)
Learn More


May 10, 2018

Webinar (OMH)
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
 “One Day to Life: What is New York State Insanity Plea?”
Facilitated by Regional Advocacy Specialist, Garrett Smith

 The Office of Consumer Affairs is hosting a public webinar detailing New York State’s 330.20 Criminal Procedure Law status and an overview of the process. This webinar is meant to shine a light on both the technical aspects of the “insanity plea” as well as the cultural aspects involved: from an individual and societal perspective. Contact OMH Regional Advocacy Specialist – Garrett Smith for information on accessing the recording.


May 9 and 14, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Motivational Interviewing
(East Harlem)

Learn More


May 9, 2018

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

SAMHSA Recovery to Practice Webinar

Supervising Peer Support Staff: What does it take?


May 8, 2018

Northeast Behavioral Health Conference
Syracuse, NY

 Learn More 


May 7, 2018

Ask the Peer Specialist Certification Board
Administrator: Tara Davis
Access the Presentation Slides


May 7, 2018

Michael Weizman
The Three Amigos of Mental Health
Harrison, New York

Learn More


May 7-8, 2018

Peer Support Canada
National Conference on Peer Support
Calgary, Alberta

Learn More


May 4, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Understanding the Justice System
(Bronx)

Learn More


May 3, 2018

Buffalo

6th Annual
Mental Health Awareness Fair & Flash Mob
Learn More


May 3, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Understanding the Justice System
(Brooklyn)

Learn More


May 2, 2018

Recovery to Practice (SAMHSA) Webinar

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Engagement via a Crisis or Pre-crisis Tool within a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

Nev Jones, M.A., M.A., PhD, Assistant Professor, University of South Florida and Matthew R. Federici, M.S., C.P.R.P. Executive Director of The Copeland Center will draw from the tools and resources in peer provided practices to identify respectful and meaningful approaches to engagement.


April 27, 2018

Oneonta
8th Annual LEAF Art & Poetry Contest
Opening Gala / Cano Gallery

Learn More


April 27, 2018

Buffalo
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

18th Annual
Healthy Alternatives through 
Healing Arts (HAHA) Conference

 Learn More


April 25-June 14, 2018

Troy

Wed-Thurs each week | 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Free Peer Specialist Training
Pre-registration is required.
Call 518-434-1393 or email: tstevens@mhepinc.org

Learn More


April 23-25, 2018

Washington, DC

National Council for Behavioral Health
NATCON 2018 (Conference)

 Learn More


April 19 and 20, 2018

NYAPRS
14th Annual Executive Seminar
Albany Hilton

Learn More 


April 12, 2018

1:00 p.m. Eastern
Webinar

Promoting Participation in Community Life with Richard Baron
Temple University Collaborative

Learn More


April 11, 2018

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Central New York Regional Communication Meeting
Topic: Social Security Benefits/Family Advocacy
Hosted by Garrett Smith
Oneonta, NY

Learn More 


April 10, 2018

1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Trauma-Informed Care Training
Co-facilitated by Tony Trahan and Garrett Smith
Syracuse, NY

Learn More 


April 9, 2018

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Statewide OMH Meeting
Regional Advisory Committee (RAC)
Learn More


April 5-6, 2018

Geneva, NY
(See flyer for times)

Two Day Free Seminar:
How to Get SSI, SSDI, Medicaid and other Benefits Approved

Presented by John Allen
The seminar will also be broadcast by WebEx

Learn More 


Geneva, NY

April 5-6, 2018
(See flyer for times)

Two Day Free Seminar:
How to Get SSI, SSDI, Medicaid and other Benefits Approved

Presented by John Allen
The seminar will also be broadcast by WebEx

Learn More 


New York City

April 4, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern

Community Health Worker Collective
Learning Group Meetup

Learn More 


Webinar

March 30, 2018
2:00 p.m. Eastern

National Empowerment Center
Healing from Crisis (indigenous peoples)
Check out the new NEC website

Learn More 


March 30

APS Research Study
Sense of Community survey


Batavia

March 29, 2018
12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Academy of Peer Services Research Team
Focus Group for Supervisors of Peer Specialists

Learn More 


Oneonta

March 27 and 28, 2018
9:30 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern

Free 2-Day WRAP Seminar
Mt. View Wellness Center

Learn More


Online Dialogue

March 27, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Ask the RAS’s Online Dialogue
View the Recording


 Webinar

March 27, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Doors to Wellbeing – Last Tuesday Webinar
Building a Strong Mental Health Peer Specialist Workforce

with Sheila Hall-Prioleau and Sheryl Newton

Learn More


Herkimer

March 26, 2018
12:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Academy of Peer Services Research team
Focus Group for Supervisors of Peer Specialists

Learn More


Roxbury, NY | Film Screening

March 25, 2018
2:00 p.m. Eastern
Roxbury Arts Group | Feature Film: CRAZY

Learn More


Optum-Sponsored / iNAPS Webinar

March 23, 2018
12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
 Culture, Inclusion and Micro-aggressions in Peer Support
with Cathy Cave

Learn More


Ask the Supervisor – Live

March 22, 2018
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern

Academy of Peer Services | Virtual Learning Community
Online Dialogue with Panel of experienced supervisors of peer specialists

Learn More


Recovery Live

March 22, 2018
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern

SAMHSA BRSS TACS Live Webinar: Shared Decision Making in the Treatment of Mental Illness and Opioid/Substance Use

Learn More


Westport, NY

March 22, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern

Best Practices in Effectively Integrating Peer Staff
into the Workforce with Elizabeth Patience

Learn More


Cortland, NY

March 22, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Wishing Wellness Center Open House

Learn More


Call for Proposals

March 21, 2018

ALTERNATIVES 2018 Conference
Extended Deadline for Call for Proposals


Albany

March 21, 2018
11:00 a.m. Eastern

Bring it Home | NAMI Legislative Day

Learn More


Syracuse

March 21, 2018
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Eastern

 NAMI | This Mind of Mine Peer Support Group
3rd Wednesday of each month

Learn More


Westport, NY

March 21, 2018
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Central New York Regional Communication Meeting
Topic: Social Security Benefits/Family Advocacy
Hosted by Elizabeth Patience

Learn More 


Webinar

March 20, 2018
2:00 p.m. Eastern
Diversion & Access to MH Services in Prisons and Jails
SAMHSA and the National Disability Rights Network

Learn More


— Mount Vernon — 

March 13 through May 2, 2018
Free Peer Specialist Training 
***Tues & Wed each week – 9:00 am-4:00 pm ***
Graduation May 2, 2018

Mental Health Empowerment Project (MHEP)
Location: 6 Gramatan Ave., Suite 206,
Mount Vernon, NY

 Pre-registration is required


— New York City —

Regional Planning Consortium Town Hall
(Click for details)
March 7, 2018
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

RSVP: rpctownhall.eventbrite.com


Mt. Vernon

March-May 2, 2018
Tues-Wed each week  | 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Graduation May 2, 2018

Free Peer Specialist Training 
 Pre-registration is required


— New York City —

March 2, 2018 is the deadline to apply
Next ThriveAtWork Training
(Class starts March 12)

Info & Application


— (Statewide – Trip to Albany) —

February 27, 2018

21st Annual NYAPRS Legislative Day
The Egg, Albany, NY
Visit the NYAPRS website to learn more


— Free Webinar —
Self-Direction through Personalized Budgeting

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
2:00 pm Eastern Time

Hosted by the National Coalition on Mental Health Recovery

Presenters: Bevin Croft, Julie Schnepp, and Pam Werner

REGISTER


— Webinar — 

February 27, 2018

2 p.m. ET
Building Community Support Groups for Improved Mental Health By: Jane Winterling

Learn More


— Albany —

NAMI NYS Peer-to-Peer Training (10 Sessions)
Mondays 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Starting Feb 26)
Click for Details


— Free Webinar —
Criminal Justice, the ADA, and People with Mental Illnesses

Monday, February 26, 2018
2:30 – 4:00 pm Eastern Time

Hosted by SAMHSA and the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

REGISTER


— Webinar / Dialogue—

Ask the Supervisors

February 22, 2018
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A WebEx Dialog with the Supervisors for the APS Supervision Courses

Register on Eventbrite


— Webinar — 

Optum-Sponsored Free Webinar
Chris Hansen, Director of Intentional Peer Support (IPS)
Redefining Risk in Peer Support Relationships

February 16, 2018 | Noon – 1:00 pm East Coast US

(Visit http://www.inaops.org for a recording of the webinar.)


— Webinar — 

January 30, 2018

2 p.m. ET
Self-Care for the Peer Specialist, Denise Camp ALWF, CPRS, RPS, On Our Own of Maryland Training Specialist.

Learn More


— New York City —

January 29, 2018

11:00 AM
Empowered Cities
City Hall, New York City
Council of the Whole

A national initiative to expand financial inclusion for people with disabilities and their families, and EmpoweredNYC, the initiative’s first local program.
Learn more


— Albany —

January 29 & 30, 2018

Regional Advocacy Committee (RAC) Meeting
(Contact your local OMH Regional Advocacy Specialist for more.)


—- Webinar —-

Friday, January 26, 2018

2:00 p.m. ET
Peer Support: A Critical Component in Supported Housing
Click to register


—- DEADLINE —-

January 26, 2018

Call for Workshops Deadline
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
41st Annual Wellness and Recovery Summit
Call for Workshop Proposals


—- DEADLINE —-

January 26, 2018

ThriveAtWork
Deadline to apply for the next training, which starts on February 5.
Application


— Seminar/Webinar —

Jan. 25, 2018 | 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
& Jan. 26, 2018 | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Applying for Benefits & Entitlements
2-Day Seminar/Webinar on how to quickly get approval for SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, and other entitlement programs, presented by John B. Allen Jr. Special Assistant to the Commissioner, NYS OMH.

More Information


— Webinar —

January 25, 2018

2:00 p.m. ET
Recovery LIVE! Virtual Event: Communicating the Role of Peer Supports
Learn more


— Webinar —

January 24, 2018

2:00 p.m. ET
GAINS Center Webinar: Bolstering the Role of Criminal Justice Coordinating Councils and Their Members in the Development of Local Behavioral Health Service Continuums
Learn more


—- Webinar —-

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

2:00 p.m. ET

Conflict Resolution Resources for Peers

Click to register


January 23, 2018

2:00 p.m. ET
Conflict Resolution Resources for Peers

Click to register


January 19, 2018
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thrive NYC “Task Shifting”
Brooklyn Law School

More Information


January 12, 2018

Deadline to apply for SAMHSA GAINS Center 2-Day Trainer Training “How trauma-informed responses improve criminal justice”
Albany, New York
(Training is on March 21-22, 2018)


January 15, 2018

National Youth Convergence 2018
For young, emerging leaders within the ages of 18-30.
Application


January 8, 2018

Call for Proposals
12th Annual Conference for NYC Working Peer Specialists
New York University’s Kimmel Center
(Conference is Thursday, July 19, 2018)
Proposal Application


January 5, 2018

Scholarship (Deadline to submit letter of intent)
New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
2018 Mental Health Scholarship Program
One Year Residency (MHSP/OYR)
at the Silberman School of Social Work
More Information


—– PAST EVENTS 2017 —–

December 12, 2017

Deadline to participate in the SAMHSA GAINS Center
Validation Study of the
Core Competencies for Peers Working in Criminal Justice Settings


—– New York City Conference —–

Friday, December 1, 2017

(Click here to Register)


—– New York City —–

December 5 and 7, 2017
Overview of Motivational Interviewing – 2 Day Training

Click here for flyer


—– New York City —–

Six Dates: 11/28, 11/29, 11/30, 12/5, 12/6 or 12/7

Free Training Opportunity: How Bail Works

Locations: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem  |
(See the registration page for the date it is offered at each location.)

The Community Health Worker Workforce Initiative is offering six How Bail Works workshops, facilitated by Richard Gamarra, for CHWs on 11/28, 11/29, 11/30, 12/5, 12/6 and 12/7. Richard has extensive experience working to address inequalities caused by criminal justice issues and has in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice system. As a former Community Health Worker working with formerly incarcerated clients, he knows first-hand the value of CHWs and the resources needed to better support individuals who have been exposed to the criminal justice system. Through this workshop, CHW participants will be able to:

  • Understand that exposure to the criminal justice system is a health issue and creates significant economic barriers
  • Understand how bail works, from the logistics behind posting bail to the organizations that provide bail services
  • Explore how CHWs can be more equitable in their work with individuals exposed to the criminal justice system

Register Here!


—– Staten Island —–

Thursday, November 30, 2017
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Peer Specialist Job Fair

Sister Louise Manor
19 Hygeia Place, Staten Island, NY
For more information, call  718-876-2810 or 718-982-4740


—– New York City —–
November 27, 2017 – Deadline to apply
Employer Exhibit at the Career Fair

Deadline for Employers to apply for the Career Fair (to be held on December 1) as part of the New York City Substance Use and Mental Health Peer Conference.

Click here for employer application

—– New Jersey PRA Conference—–

November 16 and 17, 2017

(Early Bird Registration Ends 11/3/2017)

—– Statewide Virtual Town Hall —–

November 8, 2017
1:00 – 3:00 pm

Subject: Registration Open for the 2017 Statewide Virtual Town Hall Featuring Commissioner Ann Sullivan, M.D.!

Registration is open for the OMH Statewide Virtual Town Hall featuring Commissioner Ann Sullivan, M.D.! Register to learn more about the OMH vision for the future, including updates on the Commissioner’s top policy and planning priorities presented at last year’s town hall.


—— Peer Specialists Survey ——-
New York City Peer Support Consortium Survey
(completed on November 7, 2017)

Dear Community Partner,

As a Thrive NYC initiative, the NYC Peer Support and Community Health Workforce Consortium is committed to enhancing and expanding the peer support and community health workforces in NYC.  To that end, the Consortium is asking New York City peers and community health workers to participate in our survey on compensation, job roles, certification and training.

Survey participation is voluntary and responses are anonymous.  All responses will be kept confidential and will only be reported in the aggregate.  No identifying information will be shared with employers or any other parties outside of the Consortium staff.

All participants who complete the survey are eligible to enter themselves into a raffle where 1 of every 40 respondents will receive a $40 VISA gift card.

Thank you!

To take the survey, peer support and community health workers can

1.   click here  or

2.   copy and paste the following address into your Internet browser:https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PCHWSurvey17

Please forward this invitation to all current NYC peer and community health workers on your listserv/staff whose work falls under at least one of the following descriptions:

Community Health Worker
o   A person who has a primary qualification and responsibility of building and maintaining trust with community members to directly support individual and community capacity around health through their close understanding of, and shared lived experience with, the community served,

Family Peer Advocate
o   A person who uses their own lived experience navigating multiple child serving systems on behalf of their own child(ren) to directly support other families with youth dealing with social, emotional, developmental, health and/or behavioral healthcare needs. They may provide social and emotional support, skills-training, guidance to navigate child-serving systems, and more. Above all, FPAs are guided by empathy and firsthand perspective. In this way, they are uniquely poised to meaningfully connect with families,

Mental Health Peer Specialist
o   A person who uses their own lived mental health experience and recovery to directly support others in their mental health experiences and recovery,

Peer Recovery Coach or Advocate or Harm Reduction Peer

o   A person who uses their own (or a loved one’s) lived experience of substance misuse and recovery to directly support other people through their experiences of substance misuse and recovery,

Youth Peer Advocate
o   A young person who uses their personal experiences as a means to directly support, advise, and empower other youth. YPAs serve in a variety of different capacities in order to help youth reach their goals. They may provide social and emotional support, skills-training, guidance to navigate child-serving systems, and more. Above all, YPAs are guided by empathy and firsthand perspective. In this way, they are uniquely poised to meaningfully connect with youth.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to this important work.
Lori

Lori Tannenbaum, PhD
Director Peer Workforce Consortium
NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene
Office of Consumer Affairs
42-09 28th Street, CN-43
Long Island City, NY 11101
ltannenbaum@health.nyc.gov
347-396-4995

 


 

—– Mass PRA Conference —–


—– New York State / Statewide Conference —–

October 26-27, 2017


Inaugural New York (State) Peer Specialist Conference:
Leadership, Values, Integrity…
Hosted by the New York Peer Specialist Certification Board
(Crown Plaza Hotel, White Plains)NYPSCB Conference

(Click for more)


—– Academy of Peer Services Studies —–

(Conducted at the New York Peer Specialist Certification Board Conference in White Plains, NY on October 27, 2017)

The Academy of Peer Services is seeking study participants for focus groups and ‘think tank’ sessions at the Inaugural New York Peer Specialist Certification Board Conference in White Plains, NY on October 27! Visit the conference site to learn more. Scholarship and registration information is available at http://nypeerspecialist.org

  • Supervision – If you supervise Peer Specialists, and want to join a focus group let us know! Or, if you are a Peer Specialist, share this announcement with your supervisor.
  • Sense of Community– Help us explore the factors that lead to a strong sense of community, which we will apply to further development of communities of practice in the peer workforce.
  • Peer Roles – Help the Academy of Peer Services design team identify what’s needed for the next generation of courses to equip those in the peer workforce to be successful leaders, innovators, advocates, relators, connectors, and other roles that are essential for a strong peer support workforce.

To join the growing list of study participants who will be attending the NYPSCB conference, send email with “Interest in APS Studies” to: academy.virtual.community@gmail.com

Click here for a flyer with information about participation.


October 19, 2017


(Click to learn more)


—– Syracuse —–

October 18, 2017

Multiple Pathways to Recovery
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: FREE (lunch on your own)
Location: Hutchings Psychiatric Center Auditorium
(Click here to Register)


—– Albany —–

October 18, 2017

Employment First Conference
Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Albany Marriott
(Click here to Register)


—– National Conference —–

October 16-18, 2017

October 16-18, 2017
2017 Peer Support Conference
International Association of Peer Supporters

Phoenix, AZ
(Early Bird Registration ends July 30)

Click for more

 


—– New York City —–

October 16, 2017

Regional  Planning  Consortium  Town Hall
Improve Medicaid Mental Health and Substance Use Services in NYC for Children and Adults
Monday, October 16, 2017
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Richmond University Medical Center
355 Bard Avenue, Staten Island
Register Here: nycrpctownhallSI.eventbrite.com


—– New York City—–

October 16, 2017

(ThriveAtWork: Deadline to apply for the next class is October 9, 2017)

Next sessions scheduled to begin:

  • October 16, 2017
    Application deadline: October 9
    For individuals who have some experience with providing peer support services or are graduates of a Peer Specialist training program.
  • October 16, 2017
    Application deadline: October 9
    For individuals looking to start or complete Academy of Peer Services (APS) certification.

(Click to learn more about ThriveatWork)


FREE two-day seminar

How to quickly get approval for SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, and other entitlement programs

Two Days
Thursday, September 28th, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, September 29th, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The presentation will be held at Community Connections
7 Pearl St #1,
Malone, New York 12953
Lunch is not provided.
To register for this site only, contact Sabrina at 518-473-6579

Presented by John B. Allen Jr. Special Assistant to the Commissioner, NYS OMH


— NYAPRS 35th Annual Conference —–

Stand Up for Recovery

September 13-15, 2017
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa
Kerhonkson, NY
(Click here to register)

—– New York City —–

The Dispute Resolution in Mental Health (DRMH) Initiative
5 Day Training: 
August 9, 10, 14, 15, 16
John Jay College (59th and 10th)

The 5-Day Basic Mediation training will include lecture, discussion, and role play exercises that help participants learn conflict resolution skills. The program includes discussion of different alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes, the nature of conflict, the values of mediation, the mediation process, mediation skills, the role of the mediator and other parties, the identification and management of power imbalances, the identification and management of diverse perspectives and possible bias, and ethical issues. This training also covers specific case examples relevant to the peer specialist community.

(Click here for more)


—– National Conference —–

August 18-21, 2017
2017 Alternatives Conference
Boston
Click for more


—– National Conference —–

August 16-18, 2017
9th World Hearing Voices Congress
Boston
Click for more


—- Philadelphia —–

July 24-25, 2017
2017 Summer Institute on Community Inclusion
Temple University
Click for more


Regional Advisory Committee
Meeting for Consumer and Families

Monday, August 7th, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Statewide Video Teleconference

Agenda:

  • Reports from the Field
  • Report from Central Office
  • Presentation (Topic to be determined)
  • Lunch and workgroup assignments
  • Brainstorming and report outs from the sites

This is open to the public, however since we provide lunch, we ask people to register in advance.  To register, please use the online registration page or call your Regional Advocacy Specialist to attend at a site that is closest to you.  Registration will be closed at the end of the day on August 2nd.

Participating sites: Pilgrim PC, Bronx PC, Creedmoor, Kingsboro, The Prince George, (Manhattan), South Beach, White Plains, Capital District PC, St. Lawrence PC, Central NY Field Office, (Syracuse), Greater Binghamton HC, Rochester PC, Buffalo PC, St. Joseph’s PROS, (Syracuse),

To register at one of the participating sites please go to: http://meetme.so/RACMeeting

Please Contact Regional Advocacy Specialist in your area with any questions: 

—– New York City —–

July 13, 2017
New York City’s 11th Annual Peer Specialist Conference

Life & the Art of Wellness 

New York University Kimmel Center
60 Washington Square South,
New York, NY 10012

Click here for details | Click for a brochure

 

—– National Conference —–

June 28-July 1, 2017
NAMI National Convention
Washington, DC
Click to learn more

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—– Statewide Webinar —–

 —– New York State Office of Mental Health —–
Friday, June 30, 2017
Webinar: Updates on the Peer Specialist Certification in New York State
Presenters:

  • Tara Davis, Certification Coordinator, The New York Peer Specialist Certification Board
  • Joseph Swinford, Office of Consumer Affairs, NYS Office of Mental Health.

Click here for a PDF copy of the presentation slides

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—– New York City —–

June 27 2017
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Calling all NYC Mental Health Peer Specialists!
Community Consultation for Mental Health Peer Specialists

Click to learn more 

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—– National Conference —–

June 24-26, 2017
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
40th Annual Wellness and Recovery Summit
Atlanta, GA
Click to learn more

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—– New York City —–

June 22, 2017

New York City Mental Health Workforce Summit II

 

Convened by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, CIMH, and the First Lady of New York City Ms. Chirlane McCray as part of the ThriveNYC Mental Health Roadmap, this event brings stakeholders back to together to incorporate a broader range of institutions involved in solutions, such as payers, the delivery system, and funders to build upon the work that has been done since the first Summit.

Click to learn more 

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—– National Conference —–

June 14-16, 2017
Mental Health America, 2017 Annual Conference
Washington, DC
Click to learn more

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—– National Conference —–

June 5-7, 2017
WRAP Around the World
Sacramento, CA
Click to learn more

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—- National Networking Call —–

May 31, 2017
STAR CENTER

TOPIC: How Do You Deal with Social Exclusion in
Mental Health and the Behavioral Health Workplace?

REGISTER

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—- National Webinar —–

May 30, 2017
2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT / 12 p.m. MT / 11 a.m. PT

 DBSA* Peer Leadership CenterOnline Resource for Peer Workforce & Organizations

*Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance

This webinar is to introduce you to DBSA Peer Leadership Center.  This center is an easily accessible, impartial, and central location where peer specialists and peer supporters can fi­nd the information and training they want, connect with others working in the ­field, learn about employment opportunities and organizations that champion peer support services, and engage in dialogue to strengthen the peer workforce.

Click Here to Register!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—–New York City —–

May 28, 2017
ThriveAtWork: Next Class Starts

Join a three-week training in May or June, 2017, to help you jump-start or complete the Academy of Peer Services Certification. Courses cover all relevant materials and offer a supportive, interactive classroom environment to facilitate your certification process!

Click to learn more

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—– New York City —–

May 26, 2017
9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Doors open at 8:30 am
Boundary Issues in Peer Counseling
in the Juvenile Justice System

Where: 123 William Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10038

Cost: Free: REGISTER (to reserve your seat)

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—– National Webinar —–

May 26, 2017
2:00 – 3:00 pm ET

SAMHSA BRSS TACS Recovery LIVE! – Be a Part of the Conversation!
Recovery Housing 101

Recovery LIVE! participants engage directly with presenters and each other through live chatting, polls, and other interactive features.

Be part of the conversation: REGISTER

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—– Statewide Advisory Committee —–

May 22, 2017 
Regional Advisory Committee (RAC)
New York State Office of Mental Health
Contact your Regional Advocacy Specialist for details.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—– National Webinar —–

May 18, 2017
1:00 – 2:30 pm ET
Evidence-based Practices in Recovery and Wellness

 This is your opportunity to gain more information about three evidence-based practices in recovery and wellness:

  • Whole Health Action Management (WHAM)
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSM)

Learn more and register here: REGISTER

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—– New York City —–
Date: Friday, May 12, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

NYC Regional Planning Consortium Community Town Hall
(click for a flyer)

Location: Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse
This event is free and open to the public.
Individuals currently receiving Medicaid are encouraged to attend!
Refreshments will be served.

Registration

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—– New York City —–
May 5, 2017 (Deadline to Apply)
July 2017 (Next Class Begins)
Howie The Harp, 12-Week Peer Training
(Community Access)
Click for an application

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
—–Buffalo —–
May 4, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
5th Annual Information Fair and Flash Mob
(Buffalo Central Library)
Click to learn more

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—– New York City—–
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 | 7 – 9 p.m.
Peer Specialists We Must Breathe & Breaking the Binary Workshop
Bluestockings Books
172 Allen Street
New York, NY
Click to learn more

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—– Buffalo —–
May 3, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
How a Peer Movement Can Change an Organization
20 year Celebration of the RAMS
(Buffalo Psychiatric Center)
Click to learn more

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 —– New York State —–
Thursday/Friday, April 27-28, 2017
NYAPRS 13th Annual Executive Seminar: All Hands on Deck
(Hilton, Albany)
Click to learn more

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—– Buffalo —–
April 28, 2017 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
2017 Healthy Alternatives through Healing Arts (HAHA)
(Buffalo Psychiatric Center)
Click to learn more

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—– National Webinar —–
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. ET
Peer-Run Respites: Effective Alternatives to Hospitals

Description:  Leaders of Peer-run Respites from around the country will provide an overview of Peer-run Respites and how they voluntarily engage people and offer a continuity of care which is often unavailable with traditional care and hospitalization. Success stories will be shared, along with reports from the latest research on Peer-run Respite effectiveness.

Moderator: Oryx Cohen, MPA

Presenters

  • Steve Miccio – Executive Director, Projects to Empower and Organize the Psychiatrically Labeled, Inc. (PEOPLe, Inc.)
  • Bevin Croft, M.A., M.P.P., Human Services Research Institute
  • Daniel B. Fisher, MD, Ph.D. – Chief Executive Officer, National Empowerment Center, Inc.
  • Jayme Lynch – Director of First Peer Support and Wellness Center in Decatur, GA
  • Camille Dennis – Program Coordinator, SHARE! (the Self-Help and Recovery Exchange)
  • Faith Boersma – Wisconsin Peer-Run Respites
  • Roslind Hayes – Statewide Coordinator of the Peer Support, Wellness and Respite Centers (PSWRC)

Click to register

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—- National Webinar —–

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. ET

Doors to Wellbeing, Last Tuesday Webinar
National Accreditation for Peer Specialists: How Canada Makes it Work
This webinar will share how Canada developed the National Standards for the Practice and Training of Peer Support.​
Register

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—– New York City —–

New York City Peer Workforce Coalition Summit
Monday  April 17  2017
6 00 PM — 8 00 PM
Urban Justice Center
40 Rector Street,
New York, NY 10006

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—– New York City —–
April 16, 2017 (Class Begins)
ThriveAtWork
ThriveAtWork is a free training program that will support hundreds of peers (individuals who have used mental health services or supports) to get jobs within Human Services.

This training is a key component of ThriveNYC, a comprehensive mental health plan for New York City launched by the Mayor’s Office and supported by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Click here for a program flyerApril 8, 2017 (Deadline to Apply).
To learn more, contact:
Clinton Green, Program Manager, ThriveAtWork
thrive@communityaccess.org
212-780-1400, ext. 7700

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—– New York City —–
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | 2:00–5:00 p.m.
Consumer Leadership Meeting
Dept. of Mental Health and Hygiene – Office of Consumer Affairs
Location: Gotham Center 42-09 28th St., 14th Floor, Conference Room 14-43,
Long Island City, New York 11101
 RSVP for this meeting by March 31st. Call 347-396-7194
Please bring I.D. in order to enter our offices. To learn more, contact the Office of Consumer Affairs at (347) 396-7194 or oca@health.nyc.gov.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 —– Boston —–

Sunday, April 2, 2017 | 2:00–7:00 p.m.
25 Year Anniversary of the National Empowerment Center (NEC)
Click here for more information

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

 —– New York State Office of Mental Health —–

Friday, March 31, 2017 | 2:00–4:00 p.m. EST (2 hours)
Online Discussion (Webinar): Maintaining “Peerness” While Working
An online discussion about maintaining one’s peer values, perspective, and identity while working with people who are mostly non-peers. Please be prepared to use your phone to ask questions. We will do this in a talk radio type of format. People will use the “raise hand” function and we will unmute your line and call out your name. This will not be an anonymous event.

Moderators: Joe Swinford and Rita Cronise
Panelists: Luis Lopez, Regina L  Shoen, Helle Thorning, and Tony Trahan

Webinar Link:
Event number: 647 471 704 | Event password: nysomh123
——————————————————-
Audio conference information
——————————————————-
Provide your number when you join the event to receive a call back.
Alternative to call back: You can call one of the following numbers:
Local: 1-518-549-0500
Toll Free: 1-844-633-8697
Toll Free: 1-866-776-3553
If you use one of the alternate numbers, follow the instructions that you hear on the phone.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET
Trauma-Informed Care:
What We Have Learned


Three experts in trauma-informed care:
Elicia McIntyre, Cheryl Sharp, and Rebecca Fiatow Zornick
Moderated by Charles Lewis
Supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Visit the Minority Fellowship Program Coordinating Center to register

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

—– National Webinar —–

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET
Peer Specialist Webinar Series:
Community Inclusion and Peer Support
Supporting Increased Community Participation
Presented by Matthew Federici of the Copeland Center
Visit the Doors to Wellbeing Technical Assistance Center to register

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

March 24, 2017 (Deadline)
Alternatives Conference
Boston, MA | August 18-21, 2017
Call for ALTERNATIVES Workshop Proposals

~ * ~ * ~ o ~ * ~ * ~
March 23, 2017 (Deadline)
WRAP Around the World
Sacramento, CA | June 5-7, 2017
Call for WRAP Workshop Proposals

~ * ~ * ~ o ~ * ~ * ~
Thursday, March 23 / Friday, March 24, 2017
Benefits and Entitlement Programs (SSI, SSDI, Medicaid)
Presented by John B. Allen Jr. Special Assistant to the Commissioner, NYS OMH
2-Day Live Seminar and Webinar (Buffalo Psychiatric Center)

~ * ~ * ~ o ~ * ~ * ~
Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET

SAMHSA BRSS TACS Recovery LIVE Webinar
Making the Case: Communicating the Value of Peer Support Services
Visit the BRSS TACS website to look for recording (when available)

~ * ~ * ~ o ~ * ~ * ~
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
New York State Office of Mental Health Regional Advisory Committee

(Statewide Virtual Meeting)
(Morning session only)
Click for more information on Jobzone and Careerzone

~ * ~ * ~ o ~ * ~ * ~
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
NAMI NY Metro Presents Gina Calhoun: two events
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM (WRAP Workshop)
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Panel Discussion)

~ * ~ * ~ o ~ * ~ * ~
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Available Statewide (WebEx)
Best Practices for Effectively Integrating Peer Staff into the Workforce
with John Allen, available in three formats:
Presentation Slides
Recorded webinar
Transcript

~ * ~ * ~ o ~ * ~ * ~
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (START)
Peer Specialist Training
Dates: February 28-April 19, 2017
Mental Health Empowerment Project’s RISE Center in Mt. Vernon
For more, contact John Lyn at tel. (914) 664-3444 or email: JLyn@mhepinc.org.

~ * ~ * ~ o ~ * ~ * ~
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
NYAPRS 20th Annual Legislative Day
Hart Auditorium at The Egg, Albany, NY
Program Schedule

~ * ~ * ~ o ~ * ~ * ~
Monday, February 13, 2017

Statewide  – Video Conference in Regional State Facilities
CANCELLED (Due to Statewide Weather Alerts)
Regional Advisory Committee (RAC)
New York State Office of Mental Health
Contact your local Regional Advocacy Specialist for Details

~ * ~ * ~ o ~ * ~ * ~
Monday, January 9, 2017
Statewide – Online
Academy of Peer Services | Start of Term 1, 2017
Contact the Customer Support team for assistance

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *
Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016
New York, New York – open to the public
Open House for Thrive at Work Peer Certification Training
Community Access
2 Washington Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10004
Hours | 5 to 8 p.m.

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *
Monday, Dec. 12, 2016

Online by invitation only
Academy of Peer Services Advisory Council
Hours | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Eastern

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *
Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016
New York, New York – open to the public
Open House for Thrive at Work Peer Certification Training
Community Access
2090 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., 12th Floor, New York, NY 10027
Hours | 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *
Monday, Dec. 19, 2016

New York, New York – open to the public
Open House for Thrive at Work Peer Certification Training
Community Access
2 Washington Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10004
Hours | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *
December
Buffalo (Western Region)
20 Year Celebration of the Recipient Associate Managers (RAMs)
at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center
(Click for details on joining the planning committee.)

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *
December 8 and 9, 2016
SSI and SSDI Benefits Training
Free 2-day Seminar presented by John Allen
10 hours of SW CEU and CRC credits are available at no charge.
Location: Consumer Link (MHA of Nassau County)
Online option to attend is available, but must be onsite for CEU credit.
Click here for more information or to register.

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *

Friday, November 18, 2016
New York City
NYC Peer Conference, Peers on a Brink of Sea Change: Opportunities and Challenges in a Transformed System (3rd annual substance use and mental health peers conference)
Click for a description on NYAPRS ENEWS

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ *

Monday, Sept 12, 2016
Online by invitation only
Advisory Council Meeting (Academy of Peer Services)
Hours | 3:00 – 4:30 PM Eastern