NYAPRS Note: The New York City Peer Workforce Development Steering Committee is hosting a free webinar on Monday, February 22 from 12 PM – 1:15 PM entitled, “Building the New York City Peer Specialist Workforce.” For more information and to register, see below.
Building The New York City Peer Specialist Workforce
Monday, February 22, 2016
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Eastern Standard Time
This webinar will provide a snapshot of the current peer workforce in New York City and invite opportunities to respond to workforce concerns and resource needs as identified by the New York City Peer Community. Learn about the NYC Peer Workforce Development Committee and how it came to be.
Who should attend: Peer Specialists employed full time or part-time, seeking employment, volunteering, and trainees or graduates of peer training programs. For the purpose of this webinar, the title peer specialist includes, but is not limited to peer counselors, wellness coaches, peer bridgers, recovery coaches, peer advocates, recovery specialists and peer support providers.
Participants will have an opportunity to network and share professional development resources. Supervisors are strongly encouraged to have their peer support staff participate in this important webinar.
Moderator: Teena Brooks, LMSW, Assistant Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA), NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Carlton Whitmore, Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs, (OCA), NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Celia Brown, Regional Advocacy Specialist, Office of Consumer Affairs, NYC Field Office, NYS Office of Mental Health
Jonathan P. Edwards, LMSW, ACSW, Program Consultant, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Lynnae Brown, Director, Howie T. Harp Advocacy Center, Community Access
The New York City Peer Workforce Development Steering Committee formed in response to workforce concerns and resource needs as identified by the NYC peer community. This group is committed to drawing from the NYC peer community recommendations with which to address these concerns and ultimately hopes to support the formation of a sustainable, independent group that will promote and preserve the integrity of the NYC Peer Workforce.
Member Organizations: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene/Office of Consumer Affairs, New York State Office of Mental Health/Office of Consumer Affairs, Baltic Street AEH, Howie T. Harp Advocacy Center, Advocacy Consultation Services, Mental Health Association of Westchester, NYC Health + Hospitals/Office of Behavioral Health
Registration is required. Please register by clicking on the link.
Event Number: 647 365 114
1.Provide your number when you join the event to receive a call back. Alternatively, you can call one of the following numbers:
Toll Free: 1-844-633-8697
Alternate Toll Free - (For callers not able to call the 844 Toll Free Number): 1-866-776-3553
2. Follow the instructions that you hear on the phone.
Cisco Unified MeetingPlace meeting ID: 647 365 114