APS Council Meeting

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Advisory Council Meeting
Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM Eastern

Call in information: 1-866-631-3720, 4095813
Adobe Connect Meeting Room URL https://meetings.rutgers.edu:443/r30tmiuqups/
  • Please use the call in number provided and also join the Adobe Connect room to view our online resources that we will demo during the meeting.
  • Once you have logged in to the Adobe Connect room, please mute your computer or laptop speakers.
Agenda Items
Discussion of new Advisory Council members
  • Sara Goodman and Gita Enders (Resumes included as links)
  • Recommendations for Peer Support Providers and Supervisors
Virtual Community Demo and review of needs assessment data
  • https://virtualcommunityblog.wordpress.com/
    Welcome to the Virtual Community for the peer support workforce. This is a space to connect, communicate, and collaborate!   The Virtual Community is a project of the Academy of Peer Services; a joint venture of the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) and Rutgers University School of Health Professions (SHP) with funding from the New York…
  • Virtual Community Newsletter
  • Recovery Center Pages
  • Outreach to Employers
  • Outreach to People who receive Peer Support
Accessibility & 508 Compliance Pages Demo
Reporting for 2016
  • APS user data
  • 2016 Course evaluation feedback
Course Redesigns
  • Human & Patient Rights, Olmstead, & ADA and The Rehab Act
New Course Content for 2017 and Identification of Subject Matter Experts
  • Electives
    • Suicide Prevention – Denise Ranaghan, Ellen Pendergast, Donna Mahar
    • Family Support Strategies – Judith Carrington,
    • Forensic Population – Tony Trahan, Sue Sotack, Jayette
  • Supervisory Courses
  • Supporting the Peer Supporter
  • Consultative and Administrative Supervision: 2 Parts of the Whole
  • Strengths Based Feedback

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PAST Advisory Council Meetings
Monday, Sept 12, 2016 | 3:00 – 4:30 PM Eastern

Connection information:
Video by computer:

Audio by conference phone (do not use the built in audio feature in Adobe):
1-866-631-3720 | Participant Password: 4095813


  1. Welcome new members
  2. Recommendations for other members (representation from the 5 regions)
  3. Report on Demographics
  4. ADA Compliance Work Plan
  5. Demo of the virtual Community of Practice (vCoP)

 Documents to Review

Council Charter

Council Member List

Academy Demographic Data

Academy Report on Term 2, 2016

Presentation on Communities of Practice (CoP)

PDF version

PPT version