Faces & Places of Peer Support Webinar Series

Faces and Places of Peer Support is a monthly webinar series highlighting excellence in peer support programs. The webinars are organized and provided as part of the Virtual Learning Community with support by the New York State Office of Mental Health, Office of Consumer Affairs, Regional Advocacy Specialists.

A separate series for Supervisors of Peer Support workers can be accessed by clicking here.


Watch for the Next in the series of Faces and Places of Peer Support
Coming soon!


Visit our Calendar for online support and webinars by other groups that might be of interest to those of you in the peer support workforce.


previous webinars

Previous Webinars

Supporting Older Adults – Part 1: Honoring their Strengths
with Michelle Zechner, Clinton Green, Liz Breier, Gayle Bluebird, Deb Trueheart, and Shanti Vani. (Broadcast March 30, 2020)
Presentation Slides | Handout | Recording (coming soon)

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

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

A Tale of Two Peer Certifications, with 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 with 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 with Aviva Cohen, Coordinator, 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) with Joseph Swinford, Executive Director (Broadcast June 28, 2019)
Website Presentation Slides  |  Recording

Supporting Financial Wellness with Oscar Jimenez-Solomon; part of the New York City Peer and Community Health Worker Workforce Consortium’s Leadership and Professional Development Series (Broadcast on June 14, 2019)
Website | Recording

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

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

Supervisors

See the Supervision Resources page for earlier webinars on Supervision


Several of our webinars were done in partnership with the NYC Peer and Community Health Worker Workforce Consortium for their Leadership and Professional Development series.


Webinars in these series have been brought to you by the Academy of Peer Services (APS) Virtual Community with technical support from the Regional Advocacy Specialists in the New York State Office of Mental Health, Office of Consumer Affairs.