Dear APS Learners,
It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through Term 2 of the Academy of Peer Services (APS). This term will remain open until July 26, 2021. Since the start of the term we have continued to launch new courses and upgrade courses in the CE (continuing education) category. Some recent additions include:
· An Introduction to the Peer Model
· Behavioral Health Equity
· From Complicated Grief to Moral Injury
· Racism: A Public Mental Health Crisis
· Talking About Tobacco
When you enroll in APS (free of charge) you can start courses any time during an open term.
The Course Catalog is updated regularly as new courses are added. It provides a complete listing of all the courses currently offered through the Academy of Peer Services.
Access the Course Catalog: here.
Your APS User Account
New to the Academy?
Welcome and thank you for joining us. To support your use of the Academy of Peer Services (APS), start by reading our list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), which provides an overview of the Academy of Peer Services.
Access the FAQ: here.
APS Virtual Learning Community
The Virtual Learning Community (VLC) is a project of the Academy of Peer Services that acts as a clearinghouse for the peer support workforce in New York State (and beyond) to connect, communicate, and collaborate! The VLC website is: https://aps-community.org/
Members of the VLC receive a monthly newsletter and periodic updates of upcoming webinars, conferences, training opportunities, town meetings, and many other opportunities to get involved in the peer support community.
VLC mailings are separate from this APS Forum, which is reserved for APS course-related announcements, such as this APS Midway through Term 2 announcement. If you are not already a member of the free VLC email list join here.
The latest Community News (our VLC monthly newsletter) is attached, and available here.
Let Others Know About Us!
We are seeing many new opportunities for peer specialists and our entire peer support workforce coming in the future. If you know of others who are looking for a career in peer support who could benefit from taking APS courses, share this information and encourage them to enroll. It is free. It is fully online. They can start courses at any time and this term will be open until 5:00 pm on Monday, July 26, 2021.
Thank you for your continued participation in the Academy.
We wish you a productive term.
The APS Team
(Edited by Varsha Kamat - original submission Friday, June 11, 2021, 12:05 PM)