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September Newsletter

September Newsletter

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Highlights include:
  • Sept 24 webinar on Financial Wellness and Peer Support. To learn more, click here.
  • Oct. 1 webinar on A Tale of Two Peer Certifications: CPS and CRPA. To learn more, click here
  • An invitation to participate in a research study on Satisfaction among Peer Support Staff. To learn more, click here
If you will be at the NYAPRS Conference, visit us at the exhibit table or workshop "Behind the Scenes at the Academy of Peer Services and the New York Peer Specialist Certification Board." We will discuss the different functions of APS and the NYPSCB, and answer questions for you there. Starting this month, Maryam Husamudeen, APS User Support Specialist has a column in the newsletter, "Ask Maryam" where she answers the most common questions she receives from Academy users. To access back issues of the newsletter, click here.  
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Virtual Community 

Bridging the gap between online learning and real world practice.

Welcome to our monthly newsletter of events, articles, jobs, and resources for the peer support workforce in New York State.



  • An Invitation to Participate in Research: Satisfaction Among Peer Staff
  • 2020 Academy of Peer Services Calendar
  • Column by Maryam Musamudeen: APS User Support Specialist
  • Healing Connections live and online support groups
  • New Articles, Research, and Resources (including resources for supervisors) 
  • New Volunteer Opportunity to meet NYCPS certification requirements

Visit us at the Academy of Peer Services exhibit and workshops at NYAPRS!

Our Virtual Community webinar series highlights excellence in peer support programs and services 

Upcoming Webinars 

Sept. 24, 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Financial Wellness & Peer Support: Building Hope for a Better Financial Future with Oscar Jimenz Solomon and Rita Cronise (Doors to Wellbeing)

Oct. 1, 12:15 – 1:00 pm  

A Tale of Two Peer Certifications: CPS and CRPA with Joseph Swinford and Ruth Riddick

Networking Meetings

Virtual Community Networking Meetings are held online on the 2nd and last Tuesday of the month. Join us!
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24 (7:00 – 8:00 pm) - new time
  • Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 5:30 – 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 5:30 – 6:30 pm
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