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APS Term 3 New Closing Date / Virtual Learning Updates

APS Term 3 New Closing Date / Virtual Learning Updates

by Varsha Kamat -
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Dear Academy Learners and Friends,
The Academy of Peer Services Team is extending Fall Term to give those who are attending next week's Certification Board Conference and/or completing Academy courses a few extra days to be able to relax and enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday. Previously, the Fall Term was set to end on November 29. The new closing date is December 2 at 5:00 pm. 

The 2020 Calendar is as follows: 

  • Term 1: Opens at noon on 1/6/20 and closes at 5:00 pm on 3/30/20
  • Term 2: Opens at noon on 4/27/20 and closes at 5:00 pm on 7/20/20
  • Term 3: Opens at noon on 8/17/20 and closes at 5:00 pm on 11/23/20

If you are attending the New York Peer Specialist Certification Board Conference next week in Poughkeepsie (November 18 and 19), we'll see you there. 

If you are a member of the Virtual Learning Community, we have a networking meeting tonight. Below the agenda are opportunities and announcements you can share.  
 

Reminder

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
5:30 – 6:30 pm (Eastern)

 

 Agenda

Welcome / Check in

Group Guidelines, click here

Member Announcements 
Discussion: Peer Networking and Communities of Practice 
(Your ideas for a session at next week’s Certification Board Conference)

Next Steps

 

 Announcements

 

Academy of Peer Services – New Elective Course Now Available

Supporting Financial Wellness: From Hardship to Hope

The goal of this new Elective course is to provide an overview of what financial wellness is, why it matters to recovery, and ways in which peers are able to support individuals to build financial hope and access available financial wellness services and supports. To learn more about the course, click here.

 

Participate in Research

Online Job Satisfaction Survey

"Exploring Factors Associated with Job Satisfaction among Peer Support Staff Working in Mental Health Treatment Settings,” is seeking participants. For eligibility and goals of the study designed by Jonathan P. Edwards (jedwards@gradcenter.cuny.edu), click here. The survey will remain open until December 1, 2019. But don't wait. Respond with your experiences. 


Note: This is a great opportunity to contribute your experience to research that can raise awareness and potentially improve working conditions for peer support providers.

 

Conferences


· November 14-15, 2019, NYAPRS Recovery and Rehabilitation Academy for PROS and HCBS Practitioners - Pathways to Recovery: Multiple Roads to Wellbeing. Saratoga Springs, NY. For moreclick here.

·  November 14, 2019, NJ PRA 39th Fall Conference, The Art and Value of Psychiatric Rehabilitation with Keynote Speaker Dan Fisher. Edison, NJ. For more, click here.

·  November 18-19, 2019, 3rd Annual New York Peer Specialist Certification Board Conference, Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel, http://nypeerspecialist.org.

·  December 6, 2019, 6th Annual NYC Substance Use and Mental Health (SUMH) Peer Conference and Career Fair. For more about the conference, click here. For more about the Career Fair hosted by the NYC Peer Workforce Coalition, click here

 


Other Opportunities for Education and Connection

November 13, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Ongoing Employment Support and Education, Putting ‘Career’ in Career Development with Liz Breier. Held at the Association for Mental Health and Wellness, Ronkonkoma, NY with options to join online. To learn more, click here.

November 14, 7-8:30 pm, Healing Connections – Live Support Group, Association for Mental Health and Wellness,flyer.

November 16 and 17, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Healing Connections –  Online Support Group

(Saturday and Sunday), Association for Mental Health and Wellness, flyer.

November 19, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm Statewide Town Hall Meeting (Albany and Online), New York State Office of Mental Health Commissioner Ann Sullivan, click here.

 November 20, 2019, Deadline, Call for Workshop Proposals. Substance Use and Mental Health Peer Conference, New York City. Conference date: Friday, December 6, learn more.

 November 21, 3:30 – 5:00 pm, Long Island Peer Networking Group, Ronkonkoma, NY The Impact of Labels with Christopher Loliscio. Held at the Association for Mental Health and Wellness. To learn more, click here.

 November 21, 3:30 – 7:00 pm, Peer Networking Resource and Career Fair, Rochester, NY. To learn moreclick here.

 November 21, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Open House for the Rutgers Undergraduate Certificate in Peer Support. To learn more, click here.

November 21, 7-8:30 pm, Healing Connections – Live Support Group, Association for Mental Health and Wellness,flyer.

November 22, 2019, Deadline, Employer Exhibits for the Career FairSubstance Use and Mental Health Peer Conference, New York City. Conference date: Friday, December 6, learn more.

November 23 and 24, 30 and Dec. 1, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Healing Connections –  Online Support Group (Saturday and Sunday), Association for Mental Health and Wellness, flyer.

November 25, 26, 27, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon, Introduction to Peer Staff Supervision with Robyn Priest, Interactive Online Training, Centre for Innovation in Peer Support,  learn more.

November 26, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Peer Support and Smoking Cessation with Gina Calhoun

Doors to Wellbeing, learn more.

 November 26, 5:30 – 6:30 pm – Academy of Peer Services Virtual Community Online Networking Call. To join, click here.

 Deadline to apply: January 6, 2020, NYC 14th Annual Conference for Working Peer Specialists Kimmel Center at NYU, learn more.

 *Note: Healing Connections Support Group meets live in Ronkonkoma at the Association for Mental Health And Wellness every Thursday from 7:00-8:30 pm. Healing Connections meets online every Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. To learn moreclick here.


Are we missing anything?

Do you have an announcement to share? Send email to academy.virtual.community@gmail.com


(Please share this invitation with others in the peer support workforce; any title or role)

 Invitation to those interested in the Academy of Peer Services Virtual Community

Regardless of where you are on the journey of becoming or growing in your role as a peer support practitioner or supervisor, you are welcome to join our Virtual Community. It is a community of practice for those in any role in the peer support workforce. You do not need to be taking Academy of Peer Services courses to join us. Our mailing list is free of charge. We send a monthly newsletter and announcements about activities related to peer support. We also send connection information twice each month to join an online networking meeting where you can get connected with others who share your passion for peer support.

 To sign up, click here.

If you have any questions about the networking meetings or the Virtual Community, send email to: academy.virtual.community@gmail.com

Thanks,

APS Team and Rita Cronise, APS Virtual Community Coordinator