New Webinar Opportunity!
Peer-Run Programs and Community Inclusion
November 15, 2012 (2PM/EST)
Join the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities and the National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse for their first in a series of free webinars on the role of Certified Peer Specialists in promoting community inclusion. The four-part webinar series, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is designed to provide a national platform for the discussion of roles that peer specialists and peer-run programs can play in offering the supports and services that individuals may need to participate more fully in the day-to-day lives of their communities.
The first webinar, November 15th, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, will focus on innovative programs that peer-run programs have designed to promote community inclusion, and will draw on a national survey of peer-run programs jointly conducted by The Collaborative and The Clearinghouse. Results of the survey ("Into the Thick of Things: Connecting Consumers to Community Life - A Compendium of Community Inclusion Initiatives for People with Psychiatric Disabilities at Consumer-Run Programs") can be found on the Temple University Collaborative website (http://www.tucollaborative.org/pdfs/COMPENDIUM_of_Innovative_CI_Projects_11-29_10.pdf). The webinar will review innovative peer-run programs that have helped to connect people to mainstream community organizations: to work opportunities and independent living settings, and to religious congregations and civic and volunteer activities beyond those offered within mental health programs.
November's Webinar will include:
· Introduction and Overview / Joseph Rogers (Executive Director, National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse)
· Survey Results: Effective Peer-Run Models / Christa Burkett (Co-Chair, Temple University Collaborative National Leadership Committee)
· Personal Experiences / Bryce Hewlett (Executive Director, Delaware Consumer Recovery Coalition)
Please register for Into the Thick of Things: Certified Peer Specialists in Peer-Run Services on Nov 15, 2012 2:30 PM EST at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Please note the topics of the next three webinars in this series:
January 2013 - Certified Peer Specialists: Promoting Community Inclusion in Rural Areas
March 2013 - Certified Peer Specialists: Supporting Meaningful Employment
May 2013 - Certified Peer Specialists: Connecting to Spiritual Communities
Technical Assistance Coordinator
National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 1100
Philadelphia, PA 19107