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Announcements from the Academy and Virtual Community

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Academy of Peer Services (APS) Announcements

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 Good news! Term 1, 2020 is being extended by one week to allow our learners to take advantage of extra time online. Term 1 will now end at 5:00 pm on April 6th. After a shortened break for scheduled updates, Term 2 will open as scheduled at noon on Monday, April 27.

 The Academy is free of charge and available to all (peer or non-peer) who have an interest in learning more about peer support services. https://www.academyofpeerservices.org/

 This week the Academy announces the availability of a new Elective course by Gayle Bluebird. After you log in, click “Register for Course” and select Transforming Lives with the Arts in the dashboard. For more information about accessing courses, visit the online user guide: https://aps-community.org/user-instructions/

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Virtual Learning Community Announcements

For the next few weeks, our online networking group (Tuesday and Thursday evenings) will focus on Support for the Supporters.

 

Tuesday, March 17 (two sessions)

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm (facilitator orientation)

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (open to all)

 

Connection information (all meetings):

Join by computer: https://zoom.us/j/279143580

Join by phone: 646 876 9923

Meeting ID: 279 143 580

 

Thursday, March 19 (two sessions)

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm (facilitator orientation)

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (open to all)

 

Connection information (all meetings):

Join by computer: https://zoom.us/j/279143580

Join by phone: 646 876 9923

Meeting ID: 279 143 580

 

For more opportunities to join online peer support groups, visit our

Virtual Community Calendar: https://aps-community.org/calendar

New notices about online meetings are being posted hourly.

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About the APS Virtual Community Networking and Leadership Development Group

 We meet every Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. However, for the next few weeks, we will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, twice per evening, with one session devoted to developing online facilitation skills, to better be able to come together and support each other through the outbreak. Join us if and when you can!

 

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Are you new to offering or attending groups online?

Do you have experiences to share?

 Visit our new resource page: Tips for Facilitating Online Groups

https://aps-community.org/tips-for-facilitating-online-groups

 We invite you to share your experiences --- both from facilitating and attending online groups. What makes a group good? And what role does a facilitator play?

 

Do you have a meeting that has been moved to an online format?

Are you offering an online support group? Be sure to let us know so we can add it to the Virtual Community Calendar

 Send email to: academy.virtual.community@gmail.com

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Save the Date: Monday, March 30, 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Webinar - Supporting Older Adults Part 1: Building on Strengths with Clinton Green, Liz Breier, and Gayle Bluebird

Register: https://supporting_older_adult_part_1.eventbrite.com

 

This is part of our Faces and Places of Peer Support webinar series and will be offered in multiple parts. Other webinars in this series will be announced in the coming weeks. Faces and Places of Peer Support is a collaboration with the New York State Office of Mental Health, Office of Consumer Affairs.

 

To view recordings of past webinars and much more, go to https://aps-community.org/faces-places-webinar-series.

 

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More Online Opportunities

 

MHTTC Northeast and Carribean (Region 2) Recovery Webinar Series

 

March 31, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Peer Services: Peer Providers Offer Understanding, Respect, Mutual Empowerment, and Support to Others Through Use of Their Personal Experiences: Martha Barbone and Rita Cronise.

To Register: https://mhttcnetwork.org/centers/northeast-caribbean-mhttc/event/webinar-peer-services-peer-providers-offer-understanding

 

April 7, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Supervision of Peer Providers: Effective Supervision of Peers by Non-Peer Supervisors with Joanne Forbes and Rita Cronise

To Register: https://shp476.acemlna.com/lt.php?notrack=1&s=f0eed81744a459a462660567a157acfd&i=45A76A16A365

 

New York City Peer Workforce Support Line

For Peer Specialists in NYC

Every Wednesday and Thursday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

(929) 274-1355

Learn more: https://virtualcommunityblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/peer-workforce-support-line.pdf

 

Guidance from NYS DOH

Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Call 888-NYC-WELL (888-692- 9355), Text “WELL” to 65173, or chat at nyc.gov/nycwell | Learn More: https://virtualcommunityblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/031520-covid-19-nyc-coping-with-stress-disease-outbreak.pdf

 

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Virtual Learning Community Calendar - What's Happening This Week

https://aps-community.org/calendar/

 

Live events are subject to change. Check with organizer about rescheduled events.

 

Online Support Group: March 17, 6:00 – 7:15 pm

Academy of Peer Services Virtual Community

Sign up for announcements

https://aps-community.us15.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=119d7192dab896117d2f11311&id=0c61eed23d

 

Online Facilitator Orientation: March 17, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Academy of Peer Services Virtual Community

Sign up for Announcements

https://aps-community.us15.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=119d7192dab896117d2f11311&id=0c61eed23d

 

Webinar: March 18, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

From ACEs to Assets: A Community Approach to Growing Resilience

CCSI

Register to attend: https://virtualcommunityblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/030520-ccsi-aces-to-assets.pdf

 

Webinar: March 18, 1:00 – 2:15 pm

The Link between Cultural Humility and Repression

NYAPRS

Register to attend: https://virtualcommunityblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/030520-nyaprs-cultural-humility.pdf

 

Rochester: March 18, 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Peer Learning Collaborative (now offered online through Zoom)

Recovery Coach University and the CORE Center

Register to attend: https://virtualcommunityblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/031620-rcu-lc-3.18.20.pdf

 

Interactive Online Peer Support: March 18, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Robyn Priest Live Your Truth

Learn More: https://virtualcommunityblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/031720-robynpriest-groups.pdf

 

Online Support Group: March 19, 6:00 – 7:15 pm

Academy of Peer Services Virtual Community

Sign up for announcements: https://aps-community.us15.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=119d7192dab896117d2f11311&id=0c61eed23d

 

Online Facilitator Orientation: March 19, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Academy of Peer Services Virtual Community

Sign up for Announcements: https://aps-community.us15.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=119d7192dab896117d2f11311&id=0c61eed23d

 

Interactive Online Peer Support: March 20, 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Robyn Priest Live Your Truth

Learn More: https://virtualcommunityblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/031720-robynpriest-groups.pdf

 

Online Support Group: March 21 and 22, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Healing Connections –  (Saturday and Sunday)

Association for Mental Health and Wellness

Learn more: https://virtualcommunityblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/031320-healing-connections.pdf

 

The Calendar is updated hourly during times of crisis.

For the latest events, visit us online: Calendar https://aps-community.org/calendar

 

To submit an announcement, send email to academy.virtual.community@gmail.com

 

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Ongoing Events

  • For a list of ongoing programs, click here.
  • For a Winter Wellness Planner, click here. 
  • For the March Words of Wellness, click here. 
  • For the MHTTC Northeast and Carribean Pathways Newsletter, click here. 

 

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Virtual Community Job Bank

 

The Job Bank has over 150+ new job openings each month.

To view the complete list, visit the Job Bank.

 

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Announcing A New Academy of Peer Services Course

Transforming Lives through the Arts by Gayle Bluebird

 

This new Elective course focuses on the healing and transformative power of arts and creative expression. It demonstrates how using the arts has become a major source of recovery for persons who have experienced mental health challenges. The course honors artists who have contributed to the history of the consumer/survivor movement.

 

Sign up for this new Elective course in the Academy of Peer Services

 

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A message from NAPS - Peer Support Approaches for Responding to Fear

 

In case you missed it, last week, Martha Barbone, Director of Operations for the National Association of Peer Supporters (NAPS) shared a timely article, Peer Support Approaches for Responding to Fear. To view the article, click here.

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Check out our Guest Blog

 Today, Gayle Bluebird shares her thoughts from the Couch:

To view the blog, click here.

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Wishing you all the best during this time of chaos.

APS and Virtual Community Team, 

Amy, Rita, Karen, Athena, Varsha, and Maryam

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This is an informational message from the Academy of Peer Services and the Virtual Learning Community, to provide updates on operational status and new opportunities for the APS learning community.