Call for Proposals for 2017 NYC Peer Specialists Conference

NYAPRS Note: The following comes to us courtesy of OMH’s Celia Brown. NYAPRS is extremely pleased to be joining our friends and colleagues in supporting next July 13’s NYC Annual Peer Specialist Conference. Please submit your proposal by December 16.

Call for Proposals
New York City's 11th Annual Peer Specialists Conference

New York University's Kimmel Center

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Peer Specialists Conference Planning Committee is currently seeking workshop proposals for the 11th Annual Peer Specialists Conference, which will be held at the NYU Kimmel Center on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

This conference is intended specifically for New York City peers working in Behavioral Health, Family and Youth or Substance Use field who wish to enhance their skills and obtain new knowledge and information. This conference will stimulate a creative and critical dialogue about career development, practices in the field and trends in health care.

The audience for this conference will be New York City peers working in Behavioral Health services, Family and Youth or Substance Use services. We invite abstracts that reflect innovative national, state and local programs, practices, and initiatives that support the future development of the peer workforce. All workshops are 75 minutes.

Please see attached 2017 Workshop Proposal Submission Form. PLEASE NOTE: DEADLINE for submission is Friday December 16, 2016.

SUGGESTED TOPIC AREAS

  • Health and Wellness
  • Advocacy
  • Cultural Competency
  • Recovery Oriented Practices
  • Professional Development
  • Peer Support Services
  • Research & Policy
  • Youth & Families
  • Creativity
  • Trauma
  • Crisis Management
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Integration of Health and Behavioral Health
  • Criminal Justice

Selection Criteria

Abstracts will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Originality and innovation
  • Clarity in description of subject matter
  • Broad implications across peer workforce experience
  • Qualifications and experience on subject matter
  • Clear learning objectives

Submission Process

Abstracts must be submitted by e-mail, fax, or mail to:

The New York State Office of Mental Health

New York City Field Office

330 Fifth Ave., 9th floor

New York, N.Y. 10001

Attn: Deborah Mizell

E-mail: NYPeer@omh.ny.gov

Fax: 212-330-6359

Workshop proposals must be e-mailed, faxed or postmarked no later than close of business on December 16, 2016.

NOTE: Please complete the attached 2016 Workshop Proposal Submission form. Please be advised that incomplete proposals will delay consideration of your submission. You will be notified about the status of your proposal by email in early 2016.

Peer Specialist Conference Planning Committee: The New York State Office of Mental Health, Bureau of Recipient Affairs; The New York City Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Consumer Affairs; MHEP; Baltic Street AEH, Inc.; NYC Health +Hospitals, Office of Behavioral Health; New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS); The Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, Center for Rehabilitation and Recovery; YOUTH POWER!; Howie the Harp Peer Advocacy & Training Center; Advocacy Consultation Services

This conference promises to be an exciting and purposeful event. Your contributions are appreciated! Thank you very much for the great work you all do.