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.


2020 Webinars


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Action Planning and Implementation Webinar Series

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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
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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. 

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

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

Session 4: Evaluation of your implementation
Broadcast on June 10, 12:00 – 1:30 PM Eastern
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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.


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
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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
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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
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Coming soon: 2 hour CE Course in the Academy of Peer Services.


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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Wellness Collaborative of New York – Independent Practice Association (WCNY-IPA)
Joseph Swinford, Executive Director
Broadcast June 28, 2019
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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
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Understanding Peer Services
Kirsten Vincent of Housing Options
Broadcast May 31, 2019
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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
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