Webinars (Recorded)

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Disclaimer: Some information may have changed since the webinars were originally recorded. If you have questions, verify the content with the presenters.

2022 Webinars

November 2022

NYAPRS CORE Peer Navigator Program
Broadcast on November 15, 2022
Presented by Emily Childress, NYAPRS
Hosted by APS
Presentation slides | Recording (passcode: @Z@GVnw1)


October 2022

National Practice Guidelines for Peer Specialists and Supervisors
& The Five Critical Functions of Supervision: Values to Practice
Broadcast on October 21, 2022
Jonathan P. Edwards, Gita Enders, Joanne Forbes, Amy Spagnolo, and Rita Cronise
15th Annual National Association of Peer Supporters Conference, Dallas, TX
Presentation Slides | Recording (coming soon)


Tribute to Steve Harrington: Celebration of Life
Broadcast on October 20, 2022
Moderated by Rita Cronise
15th Annual National Association of Peer Supporters Conference, Dallas, TX
Presentation Slides | Recording (coming soon)


Finding Synergy in Intentional Community
Broadcast on October 20, 2022
Presented by Rita Cronise
15th Annual National Association of Peer Supporters Conference, Dallas, TX
Presentation Slides | Recording (coming soon)


September 2022

988 – More Than A Number For Peers!
Broadcast on September 29, 2022
Presented by Katerina Gaylord (OMH), Gail Bower (Vibrant), and Matt Costanzo (Vibrant) with added information related to justice involved peers by LaVerne Miller.
Organized by Patrice Peterson (NYC DOHMH, Consortium), Jamie Neckles (Vibrant), and Rita Cronise (APS)
Offered by APS and the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, NYC Peer and Community Health Worker Workforce Consortium
Statewide Presentation Slides (OMH) | Statewide 988 Response Cards
NYC Presentation Slides (Vibrant) | Recording (passcode: **hG3Hfh)

August 2022

No webinars in August (vacation month)

July 2022

16th Annual NYC Conference for Working Peer Specialists

Broadcast on July 21 and 28, 2022

National Practice Guidelines and the Five Critical Functions of Supervision
presented by Jonathan Edwards, Joanne Forbes, Gita Enders, Amy Spagnolo, and Rita Cronise
Presentation Slides | Recording available upon request

Telehealth Peer Support: From Research to Practice
presented by Amy Spagnolo, Rita Cronise, Shannon Higbee, and Maryam Husamudeen
Presentation Slides | Recording available upon request

Talking About Tobacco: Peer Champions for Lifesaving Conversations
presented by Amanda Saake, Susan Friedlander, Tony Trahan, Oscar Jimenez-Solomon, Jonathan P. Edwards, Matt Canuteson, Regina Shoen, Gita Enders and Rita Cronise
Presentation Slides | Recording available upon request

Office of Mental Health Sponsored Webinar

Peer Certification and Credentialing 101
Broadcast on July 15, 2022
OMH Lunch & Learn with presentations by:
New York Certified Peer Specialist (adult mental health peer certification)
– Academy of Peer Services
– New York Peer Specialist Certification Board

Youth Peer Advocate Credential
– Families Together of New York State
– Community Technical Assistance Center

Family Peer Advocate Credential
– Families Together of New York State
– Community Technical Assistance Center

Presentation Slides | Recording | More Information

June 2022

Peer Certification and Credentialing 101 for OMH Providers
Broadcast on June 8, 2022
New York Certified Peer Specialist (adult mental health peer certification)
Youth Peer Advocate Credential
Family Peer Advocate Credential
Presentation Slides | Recording | FAQ

Support Groups for the Peer Workforce in New York City
Broadcast on June 2, 2022
Presented by Helen Skipper (Justice Peer Initiative), Phillip Fleming (Peer Workers United) and Edwin Havlovic (New York City Peer Recovery Coach Network)
(Hosted by the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene Peer Workforce Consortium and the Academy of Peer Services Virtual Community)
Flyer | Presentation Slides | Recording

May 2022

Transforming My Life with the Arts
Broadcast on May 24, 2022
Presented by Gayle Bluebird
(Hosted by the APS Virtua Community)
Flyer | Presentation Slides | Recording

April 2022

What is Peer Support Series: Five Critical Functions of Supervision in Practice
Broadcast on April 20, 2022
Presented by Jonathan P. Edwards, Gita Enders, Joanne Forbes, & Rita Cronise
(Hosted by the South Southwest MHTTC)
Description and Access to Sides | Recording

Justice Peer Initiative: Technical Assistance
Broadcast on April 11, 2022
Presented by Helen Skipper
(Hosted by the APS Virtua Community)
Presentation Slides | Recording

March 2022

What is Peer Support: For New Supervisors
Broadcast on March 17, 2022
Presented by Rita Cronise and Gita Enders
(Hosted by the South Southwest MHTTC)
Presentation Slides | Recording

Telehealth Peer Support: From Research to Practice
Broadcast on March 14, 2022
Presented by Amy Spagnolo, Rita Cronise, and Maryam Husamudeen
Presentation Slides | Recording

January 2022

Telehealth Peer Support: Session 6 – Wellness Promotion and Health Literacy
Broadcast on January 20, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Presented by Celia Brown, Peggy Swarbrick, Clinton Green, and Maryam Husamudeen
Presentation Slides | Resource File | Recording

2021 Webinars

December 2021

Talking About Tobacco: Sharing Situations and Strategies
Broadcast on December 9, 2:30 – 4:00 pm Eastern
Presenters Amanda Saake, Susan Friedlander, Regina Shoen, Tony Trahan, Liz Breier, Oscar Jiménez-Solomon, and Gita Enders. Moderator: Rita Cronise
Flyer | Presentation Slides | Recording


NYC Justice Peer Initiative – Updates and Expansion
Broadcast on December 1, 12:00 – 1:30 pm Eastern
Presented by Jeanette Toledo, Helen “Skip” Skipper, Frank Barretto, Ann-Marie Louison, Joe Holliday, Kevin Cleare, with technical support by Rita Cronise and Curtis Dann-Messier
Flyer | Presentation Slides | Recording

November 2021

Telehealth Peer Support: Session 5 – Documentation and Technology
Broadcast on November 18, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Presented by Margaret Varga and Amy Smith
Presentation Slides | Resource File | Recording

Telehealth Peer Support: Session 4 – Providing and Linking to Services and Supports
Broadcast on November 4, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Presented by Carlton Whitmore and Lee Rivers
Presentation Slides | Resource File | Recording

October 2021

Talking About Tobacco: CHOICES and Peer Support
Broadcast on October 25, 1:30 – 3:00 pm Eastern
Presented by NJ CHOICES
Moderated by Susan Friedlander and Rita Cronise with Technical Support by Maryam Husamudeen
Flyer | Resource File | Slides | Recording


Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF) Computer Basics Teaching Sessions

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays – October 25 through November 12, 12:00 – 1:00 pm Eastern
This series of virtual sessions, taught by APS Interns, is based on the GCF Global Learn courses.

| Flyer | Lesson Plans


The main GDF Global Learn website is: https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/
For access to the full set of GCF Global courses that are eligible for continuing education through APS:

Telehealth Peer Support: Session 3 – Communication Techniques
Broadcast on October 21, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Presented by Shannon Higbee and Forrest (Rusty) Foster
Presentation Slides | Resource File | Recording


Telehealth Peer Support: Session 2 – Outreach and Engagement
Broadcast on October 7, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Presented by Maura Kelley, Abby Duke, Luis Lopez
Presentation Slides | Resource File | Recording

September 2021

Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF) Overview
Broadcast on September 27, 12:00 – 1:00 pm Eastern
Presented by Celia Brown and Rita Cronise with Technical Support by Maryam Husamudeen
Flyer | Slides | Recording

The main GDF Global Learn website is: https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/
For access to the full set of GCF Global courses that are eligible for continuing education through APS:


Telehealth Peer Support: Session 1 – Competencies
Broadcast on September 23, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Presented by Amy Spagnolo, Rita Cronise, Ruth Colon-Wagner, and Liz Breier
Presentation Slides | Resource File | Recording

Telehealth Peer Support Series Overview
Broadcast on September 9, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Presented by Amanda Saake, Amy Smith, Tony Trahan, and Regina Shoen
Presentation Slides | Resource File | Recording

August 2021

Talking About Tobacco (Part 3): Building Motivation for Change
Broadcast on August 16, 1:30 – 3:00 pm Eastern
Presented by Susan Friedlander, Tony Trahan, Regina Shoen, and Gita Enders
Moderated by Rita Cronise with Technical Support by Maryam Husamudeen
Flyer | Resource File | Slides | Recording


July 2021

15th Annual New York City Conference for Working Peer Specialists
Free, Virtual Conference – July 22 and 29, 2021
APS Presentations (below)
Conference Program


Pivoting from the Pandemic with Jeremy Reuling, Jessica Wolf, Liz Breier, Clinton Green, Maryam
Husamudeen, Rita Cronise and Amy Spagnolo. Broadcast on July 29, 2021.
Presentation Slides


Computer Basics Courses (for continuing education credit) by Goodwill Community Foundation (GCF) Global Learn with Celia Brown, Amy Spagnolo, Rita Cronise, Alejandra Holguin, Rev. Dennis McLain, Shane Keller, Ana Gomez, Varsha Kamat, and Maryam Husamudeen. Broadcast on July 22, 2021.
Presentation Slides | Recording


FInding Synergy in Intentional Community with Rita Cronise, Martha Barbone, Maryam Husamudeen, Mona Baker, Leila Clark, Aviva Clark, Noelle Pollet, Varsha Kamat, Helen Skipper, Jeanette Toledo, Tishna Lopez, Dan Frey, Lynn Miller, and Martha Barbone (for the Wildflower Alliance). Broadcast on July 22, 2021.
Presentation Slides


June 2021

Talking About Tobacco (Part 3): POSTPONED
Originally scheduled for June 24, 3:30 – 5:00 pm Eastern
Broadcast on August 16, 2021 (view in the August listing)
Presented by Amanda Saake, Susan Friedlander, Tony Trahan, Regina Shoen, and Gita Enders


May 2021

An Overview of the NYC/NYS Criminal Justice System
Broadcast on May 10, 2021
Presented by LaVerne Miller and Garrett Smith
Presentation Slides | Recording


April 2021

NYC Justice Peer Center – Kickoff Event
Broadcast on April 19, 2021
Presented by Helen (Skip) Skipper (NYC CJA), Ann Marie Louison (CASES), Linda Richard, Brandee Izquierdo (Safe Project), with an Introduction by LaVerne Daisy Miller, Curtis Dann-Messier, and Rita Cronise
Presentation Slides | Recording


March 2021

Talking About Tobacco (Part 2): An overview of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®)
Broadcast on March 18, 3:00 – 4:30 pm Eastern
Presented by Gina Calhoun, Chacku Mathai, Rita Cronise
with an Introduction by Amanda Saake, Susan Friedlander, and Regina Shoen
Presentation Slides | Chat | Resources | Recording


National Association of Peer Specialists/Optum Supervision Learning Collaborative (SLC) Webinar #5
March 1 2021
Learning from Youth Peers and the Wisdom of Experience
Tim Saubers, Amey Dettmer, Jonathan P. Edwards, Gita Enders, Celia Brown and Ivanna Bond – Moderated by Rita Cronise
Presentation Slides | Presenter Bios
(Recordings of the SLC are a member benefit. Join N.A.P.S. to view.)


February 2021

Talking About Tobacco (Part 1): A new conversation about tobacco use and peer support
Broadcast on February 18, 2021
Amanda Saake, Susan Friedlander, LaVerne Daisy Miller, Gina Calhoun, Regina Shoen
Moderated by Rita Cronise
Recording | Presentation Slides | Resources Handout


National Association of Peer Specialists/
Optum Supervision Learning Collaborative (SLC) Webinar #4
February 1, 2021
Supervision Across the Spectrum: Supervising Peer Workers in Different Workplaces and Headspaces
Keris Myrick, Jonathan P. Edwards, Gita Enders, Ivanna Bond, Joanne Forbes, and Rita Cronise
Presentation Slides | Presenter Bios

(Recordings of the SLC are a member benefit. Join N.A.P.S. to view.)



January 2021

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

2020 Webinars


December 2020

National Association of Peer Specialists/
Magellan Webinar #2:
Supervision as Collaboration: Revisiting the National Practice Guidelines and Using the Five Critical Functions to Enhance Peer Support Practice
Broadcast on 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
Revisiting the Five Critical Functions and Using the National Practice Guidelines for Peer Specialists and Supervisors
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 (as revised in 2021)
(Recordings of the SLC are a member benefit. Join N.A.P.S. to view.)


November 2020

4th Annual New York Peer Specialist Certification Board Conference Workshops
November 9, 12, 17, and 19, 2020
(The following recordings are available through the Mental Health Empowerment Project)

  • 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
Using Five Critical Functions to Enhance Supervision Practice
Jonathan P. Edwards, Gita Enders, Ivanna Bond, Joanne Forbes, and Rita Cronise
Presentation Slides | (Resources and speaker bios)
(Recordings of the SLC are a member benefit. Join N.A.P.S. to view.)


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 Supervision Education 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
(Recordings of the SLC are a member benefit. Join N.A.P.S. to view.)


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
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

Doors to Wellbeing Webinar
August 25, 2020
National Practice Guidelines for Peer Specialists and Supervisors
National Association of Peer Supporters (N.A.P.S.) Presentation by Jonathan Edwards, Joanne Forbes, Ivanna Bond, and Rita Cronise
Register for free and view the 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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Flyer

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 | Recording
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 — (Disclaimer: Although the content is helpful in understanding the differences between these certifications, information may have changed since this was broadcast. Check with the certification board that you are interested in working with for the most current information.)
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

Supervision Webinars

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