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November Newsletter

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November Newsletter
by Varsha Kamat - Thursday, November 8, 2018, 2:46 PM

Dear Academy Participants and Friends,

 The November Newsletter is available (attached) and it is also posted on the News page of the Virtual Learning Community website.

 Two upcoming featured events are in New York State and one is in Florida:

 Thursday and Friday, November 15 and 16 – Saratoga Springs

NYAPRS Recovery and Rehabilitation Academy for PROS and HCBS Practitioners: Outreach to Engagement to Activation, The Value of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services| Register

 Friday, December 7 - New York City  

5th Annual Substance Use and Mental Health (SUMH) Peer Conference: Community Conversations on Building a Sustainable Peer Workforce.  Conference Flyer | Register

Career Fair -- Call for Employers Flyer | Employer Application

 Monday and Tuesday, December 3 and 4 – Orlando, Florida

International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) 12th Annual Conference, Reinforcing Our Roots, Designing Our Future | Learn More


Deadline to apply

 Howie the Harp Peer Specialist Training

Tomorrow (Nov 9) is the deadline to apply for free training through the Howie the Harp Peer Advocacy Center | Download Application


New Discussion Forum 


ForLikeMinds is a connection application that offers rich opportunities for online group discussion. We have set up a group for questions related to the Academy of Peer Services courses in preparation for additional learning support planned in the coming year. Look for this in the “What’s New” section of the newsletter.

 The newsletter also contains other upcoming events, articles, research studies and more. We hope you find it useful in your work and hope you’ll connect with us during our future continuing learning opportunities.


Certification Course

There is a new elective course in the Academy of Peer Services on the Peer Specialist Certification process in New York. It includes information about certification and renewal or recertification. If you have questions, that's a great place to start.


Rita Cronise, Virtual Learning Community Coordinator and the

~ Academy of Peer Services team