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Virtual Community June/July Newsletter

Virtual Community June/July Newsletter

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Virtual Community Newsletter | June/July 2019

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Dear Academy of Peer Services Learners

Term 2 of the Academy closes on July 19 for scheduled course updates.
We will reopen for Fall Term on August 26. 
June/July Newsletter

The season of conferences and summer activities is upon us and it’s been hard to keep up. The Newsletter lists many of these as well as articles of interest and recently released resources.

Check the online Calendar on our Virtual Community website for the latest information on upcoming conferences, including calls for proposals, scholarship information, vendor and exhibit information, and early bird registration deadlines.

If you have something happening to share with others, we update our online Calendar regularly and publish this Newsletter monthly (except in June/July when we combine it to one newsletter). It's a great way to let people know! Just send email
Featured Virtual Community Event
Webinar Series | Faces and Places of Peer Support
Next Webinar

Friday, June 28 | 12:15 – 1:00 pm
Wellness Collaborative of New York Independent Practice Association 

With Presenter: Joe Swinford, Executive Director WCNY-IPA
Wellness Collaborative of New York is the only statewide Independent Practice Association that acts as a single contractor and point of collaboration and accountability for ten, genuine peer-run organizations. WCNY-IPA is proud to offer peer services that meet or exceed national best practice benchmarks based on definitions, standards, practices, fidelity and service models.

Joe Swinford
 is the Executive Director of the WCNY-IPA and works for the Mental Health Empowerment Project managing the New York State Peer Specialist Certification Board. He is the former Deputy Director of the NYS Office of Mental Health, Office of Consumer Affairs.

Registration closes at 9 pm on Thursday, June 27. To register for the webinar, click here.
Virtual Community Networking Meetings (Online) 

We meet online on the 2nd and last Tuesday, alternating between afternoons and evenings. Mark your calendar now for these upcoming networking meetings.
  • Tuesday, June 25 at 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, July 9 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday, July 30 at 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
For connection information to the Networking Meetings, subscribe to our Virtual Community mailing list. The video conference connection is sent to the list before each meeting.
To subscribe, click here.

For our June/July 
Virtual Community Newsletter

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