Dear Academy of Peer Services Learners,
Term 2 ends on Monday, July 20 at 5:00 pm. The core and elective courses will be closed for scheduled maintenance and will reopen, as scheduled, for Term 3 at noon on Monday, August 17, 2020.
Note: Continuing Education courses for the Academy of Peer Services users and Community Corrections courses for NYS DOCCS users will remain open.
Let Others Know About the Academy
APS courses were designed for people seeking to become certified peer specialists, however anyone with an interest in peer support services can take the courses free of change. If you know someone who supervises or works alongside peer specialists, and they are curious about what peer specialists do, let them know they can learn more by taking courses in the Academy. There is also a learning track specifically for supervisors.
To view the course catalog, click here
User support is available: firstname.lastname@example.org
A new 6-week peer support group is starting in NYC that you can join to put into practice what you’ve learned in the Academy elective course: Supporting Financial Wellness.
From Hardship to Hope is a 6-session peer support group for financial wellness. This first group is open to people who live or work in NYC.
Dates: Thursdays July 9th – Aug 13th
Time: 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm ET
To learn more and apply, click here.
APS Virtual Community
The Virtual Community is a clearinghouse of information by and for the peer support workforce. We’ve been on vacation for the past two weeks, but will be updating the site this week. If we’re a bit behind, check back soon for the latest information in these areas:
The (Job Bank) 200+ openings each month, (Resources) hundreds of peer-submitted resources, (Support) connection to online peer groups and warm lines that are open to the public, (News) current and back issues of our Community Newsletter, ( Calendar) upcoming live events, (Past Events) running list of past events, and (Webinars) access to our own APS webinar recordings.
To receive regular updates directly from the Virtual Learning Community, click here.
Thank you for your ongoing participation. We wish you a safe and happy July 4th weekend.
The APS Team
This is an informational message from the Academy of Peer Services and the Virtual Learning Community, to provide news and new opportunities for the APS learning community.