Webinars

Faces and Places of Peer Support is a monthly webinar series of the Academy of Peer Services Virtual Learning Community highlighting excellence in peer support programs.

2021 Webinars


February 2021

Talking About Tobacco: A new conversation about tobacco use and peer support
February 18, 2021
Amanda Saake, Susan Friedlander, LaVerne Miller, Gina Calhoun, Regina Shoen
Moderated by Rita Cronise
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January 2021

No Virtual Community hosted or APS staff presented webinars in January.

2020 Webinars


December 2020

National Association of Peer Specialists/Magellan Webinar #2
December 10, 2020
Jonathan P. Edwards, Gita Enders, and Rita Cronise
Flyer | Presentation Slides | Recording

National Association of Peer Specialists/Optum Supervision Learning Collaborative (SLC) Webinar #3
December 7, 2020
Jonathan P. Edwards, Gita Enders, Ivanna Bond, Joanne Forbes, and Rita Cronise
Presentation Slides | Resources and Bios | National Practice Guidelines for Peer Specialists and Supervisors
(Recording coming soon)

November 2020

4th Annual New York Peer Specialist Certification Board Conference Workshops
November 9, 12, 17, and 19, 2020
(Recordings available for registered attendees until December 19 in the Accelevents Platform)

  • National Practice Guidelines for Peer Specialists and Supervisors
  • Using APS Resources and the Virtual Learning Community
  • Digital Job Fair: NYC Peer Workforce Coalition, NYC Peer and Community Health Worker Workforce Consortium, and Workforce 1 Healthcare Career Center
  • Cultural Intelligence: An Introduction to CQ for Peer Support Specialists
  • Is that Peer Job a Good Job?
  • Digital Job Fair: Job Zone and Career Zone
  • Workforce Development Updates from the New York State Office of Mental Health
  • Job Development and Advancement for Peer Support Specialists
  • Digital Job Fair: Working, Saving, and Thriving: Work Incentives and ABLE saving Accounts
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Digital Peer Support Question and Answer Session
  • Digital Job Fair: New York Employment Services System (NYESS)
  • Tip for Facilitating Online Peer Support: An Interactive Sessions

National Association of Peer Specialists/Optum Supervision Learning Collaborative (SLC) Webinar #2
November 2, 2020
Jonathan P. Edwards, Gita Enders, Ivanna Bond, Joanne Forbes, and Rita Cronise
Presentation Slides | (Recording coming soon)

October 2020

New York City Peer and Community Health Worker Workforce Consortium
October 27, 2020
Integrating Peers within the Justice System: A Community Meeting
Presentation Slides | Recording

National Association of Peer Specialists/Magellan Webinar #1
October 22, 2020
National Practice Guidelines for Peer Specialists and Supervisors
Jonathan P. Edwards, Gita Enders, Ivanna Bond, Joanne Forbes, and Rita Cronise
Flyer | Presentation Slides | Recording

National Association of Peer Specialists/Optum Supervision Learning Collaborative (SLC) Webinar #1
October 15, 2020
Joanne Forbes, Celia Brown, Rita Cronise, Ian Winters
Presentation Slides | (Recording coming soon)

September 2020

38th Annual NYAPRS Conference: Rise Up! Community, Connection, Culture
September 24, 2020
Workshop Round 3: CenterPeace – Strategies for Resilience and Post-Traumatic Growth.
Lori Ashcraft, Rita Cronise, and Michelle Zechner
Recording

38th Annual NYAPRS Conference: Rise Up! Community, Connection, Culture
September 24, 2020
Workshop Round 2: National Practice Guidelines for Peer Specialists and Supervisors
Jonathan P. Edwards, Joanne Forbes, Ivanna Bond, and Rita Cronise
Recording

14th Annual New York City Conference for Working Peer Specialists
September 17, 2020
More than a Game: What if New York City Was the Recovery Capital of the World?
Moderated by Ruth Colon-Wagner
Presenters: Rita Cronise, Aviva Cohen, Andrea Cole, Kate Hewlett, Ivanna Bond, Leila Clark, Emily Childress, Kirsten Vincent, Marlo Pasion, Maryam Husamudeen (for Len Statham), and Amanda Saake.
Presentation Slides

August 2020

National Association of Peer Supporters (N.A.P.S.)/Doors to Wellbeing Webinar
August 25, 2020
National Practice Guidelines for Peer Specialists and Supervisors
Jonathan Edwards, Joanne Forbes, Ivanna Bond, and Rita Cronise
National Association of Peer Supporters (N.A.P.S.) Presentation
For a certificate of attendance, view recording on the Doors to Wellbeing Website

14th Annual New York City Conference for Working Peer Specialists
August 20, 2020
Workshop A recordings below (click a link for each segment of the Workshop)

Workshop A: “You’re Certified Now What?” An Introduction | Rita Cronise, moderator

Peer Pathways Conference (State of Washington)
August 19, 2020
– “Center Peace: Strategies for Post-Traumatic Growth”
– Rita Cronise and Michelle Zechner
Presentation Slides Only

July 2020

OMH Regional Advocacy Meeting
July 20, 2020
Small Group Breakout Session: Conversations about Healing
Presentation Slides Only

May/June 2020

Action Planning and Implementation Webinar Series, in collaboration with the NYC Peer and Community Health Worker Workforce Consortium

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Overview
This four-session lunchtime series on Action Planning and Implementation helps organizations to drive change towards practices that support the integration of the peer workforce. It draws from the ideas presented in the Action Planning and Implementation Guide developed by the NYC Peer and Community Health Worker Workforce Consortium and applies to the inclusion of peers in the workforce anywhere.  The series offers guidance on the transition from assessing organizational strengths and needs to collaboratively developing and implementing a measurable, action-oriented plan to address identified areas for improvement.

Session 1: Getting the Conversation Started
Broadcast on May 20, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Eastern
Presentation Slides | Recording
This session introduced key concepts of implementation, organizational readiness for change, collective efficacy, and commitment to change.  It presented resources and tools that can help to guide this process and discuss the critical role of collaboration in producing outcomes and reaching organizational goals. The session was presented by Aviva Cohen, Consortium Coordinator and featured Leila Clark, OMH Regional Advocacy Specialist talking about getting the conversation started on the development of Communities of Practice. The session was moderated by Curtis Dann-Messier, new Director of the Consortium. 
Now available as a 1.5 hour CE Course in the Academy of Peer Services.

Session 2: Building a Plan
Broadcast on May 27, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Eastern
Presentation Slides | Recording
This session offered guidance on preparing for and conducting group conversations about the needs of an organization.  The session highlighted strategies for increasing the comfort and engagement of those who join in the organization’s planning process.  It emphasized the use of a strengths-based approach and discussed how an organization-specific action plan can be built, while including the development of specific, measurable goals within an agreed upon time frame. With presentations by Aviva Cohen, Consortium Coordinator and Curtis Dann-Messier, Consortium Director featuring a conversation with Carrie Shockley, Director of the John F. Kennedy Jr. Institute for Worker Education at the CUNY School of Professional Studies.
Now available as a 1.5 hour CE Course in the Academy of Peer Services.

Session 3: Keeping the Action Active
Broadcast on June 3, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Eastern
Presentation Slides | Recording
This session presents strategies that can be used to address barriers related to engagement of employees and the sustainability of efforts over time.  It discusses ways to re-evaluate and address needs that shift over time and will communication strategies to support sustained engagement.
Now available as a 1.5 hour CE Course in the Academy of Peer Services.

Session 4: Evaluation of your implementation
Broadcast on June 10, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Eastern
Presentation Slides | Recording
This session discusses methods for evaluating progress towards organizational goals and on applying concepts of Continuous Quality Improvement in the implementation process.  It defines and differentiates between measurement of implementation processes and measurement of implementation outcomes.
Now available as a 1.5 hour CE Course in the Academy of Peer Services.


March/April/May 2020

Supporting Older Adults – Part 1: Honoring their Strengths
Michelle Zechner, Clinton Green, Liz Breier, Gayle Bluebird, Deb Trueheart, and Shanti Vani
Broadcast March 30, 2020
Presentation Slides | Resource List | Recording
Now available as a 1.5 hour CE Course in the Academy of Peer Services.

Supporting Older Adults – Part 2: Supporting Transitions
Gayle Bluebird, Celia Brown, Richard Laudor, Deb Trueheart, and Shanti Vani.
Moderators: Clinton Green and Liz Breier
Broadcast April 20, 2020
Presentation Slides | Resource List | Recording
Now available as a 1.5 hour CE Course in the Academy of Peer Services.

Supporting Older Adults – Part 3: Our Elders Speak
Gayle Bluebird, Harvey Rosenthal, Peter Ashenden, Angela Cerio, George Ebert, Carole Haye-Collier
Moderators: Harvey Rosenthal and Pat Feinberg
Broadcast May 14, 2020
Presentation Slides |
Now available as a 2 hour CE Course in the Academy of Peer Services.

February 2020

North Regional Center for Independent Living (NRCIL), Jail Diversion Program in Lewis County
Karen Boliver and Aileen Martin
Hosted by OMH Regional Advocacy Specialist, Garrett Smith
Broadcast on February 27
Presentation Slides | Recording

Peer Support: State Credentials, Continuing Education and Retention / Recruitment Strategies
Amy Spagnolo and Rita Cronise
Produced for the National Council for Behavioral Health
Broadcast February 6, 2020
Presentation Slides | Handout | Recording


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2019 Webinars


A Tale of Two Peer Certifications
Joe Swinford and Ruth Riddick
This webinar explored the benefits of certification and the distinctions between the Certified (Mental Health) Peer Specialist (CPS) and Certified (Substance Use) Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA).
Broadcast November 1, 2019
Recording

Peer Career Advancement
Gita Enders, Kevin Cleare, Liz Breier and Jessica Wolf
Part of the New York City Peer and Community Health Worker Workforce Consortium’s Leadership and Professional Development Series
Broadcast on August 9, 2019
Recording

A Needs-Based Toolkit for Organizational Readiness and Peer Workforce Integration
Aviva Cohen
New York City Peer and Community Health Worker Workforce Consortium
Broadcast July 26, 2019
Website Presentation Slides  |  Recording

Wellness Collaborative of New York – Independent Practice Association (WCNY-IPA)
Joseph Swinford, Executive Director
Broadcast June 28, 2019
Website Presentation Slides  |  Recording

Supporting Financial Wellness
Oscar Jimenez-Solomon
New York City Peer and Community Health Worker Workforce Consortium’s Leadership and Professional Development Series
Broadcast on June 14, 2019
WebsiteRecording

Understanding Peer Services
Kirsten Vincent of Housing Options
Broadcast May 31, 2019
Virtual Respite Brochure | Presentation Slides  |  Recording

Wellness for Personal and Professional Practice
Peggy Swarbrick
New York City Peer and Community Health Worker Workforce Consortium’s Leadership and Professional Development Series
Broadcast on May 10, 2019
Website | Recording

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2019 and 2020 Supervision Webinars