Webinars this Week on Employment, Police & the MH Community, Vet Peer Support and Leadership Skills of Youth

NYAPRS Note: Thanks to the Star Center's excellent mailings, here's a wealth of very timely webinars over the next week or so, covering topics like: * Synergistic effects of supported employment, financial literacy and peer led services

* Cultivating the leadership skills of young people in recovery

* Improving relations between the police and the mental health community

* Peer support with veterans See more about the Star Center and Chacku Mathai's terrific efforts on behal of its mission at http://consumerstar.org/site/.

Upcoming Webinars

[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/3ce759fbccda3bf6f47654576/images/9c7071a4-7935-45ab-a10d-d4fc51837a22.png]<http://consumerstar.us11.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=3ce759fbccda3bf6f47654576&id=eea65469c3&e=6c38239d46> Peerlink Webinar: Enhancing Careers and Economic Security: The Synergistic Effects of Supported Employment, Financial Literacy, and Peer-Led Services<http://consumerstar.us11.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=3ce759fbccda3bf6f47654576&id=940e4d7b17&e=6c38239d46> Date: Tuesday, May 17 Time: 2:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM PDT In this webinar, the importance of meaningful employment and economic security to achieving a successful recovery will be highlighted. Evidence will be presented for what works to help people find competitive jobs and build careers that enhance self-esteem and foster community participation. In addition, services that promote financial literacy and economic self-sufficiency will be discussed. Throughout the webinar, the critical role of peer support and peer-led services in vocational and economic recovery will be emphasized. This will include demonstrating the importance of the emerging peer workforce and how it has a significant role to play in supporting our nation's economy and contributing to its labor productivity. ----------------

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BRSS TACS Webinar: Cultivating the Leadership Skills of Young People in Recovery<http://consumerstar.us11.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=3ce759fbccda3bf6f47654576&id=3e1df1f4dd&e=6c38239d46> Date: Thursday, May 19 Time: 2:00-3:30pm ET (1:00pm CT, 12:00pm MT, 11:00am PT) Young adult recovery movement leaders have become powerful agents of change in the behavioral healthcare field. In many organizations and communities, they have achieved extraordinary levels of professional responsibility and authority. To continue their growth and aspirations, these young leaders need access to professional development supports that can equip them to interact, share ideas, and cultivate their professional acumen (The Bridgespan Group, 2010). The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) project will host a webinar titled Cultivating the Leadership Skills of Young People in Recovery that will disseminate leadership tools and discuss their application with established and emerging young leaders in the recovery movement. ------------

[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/3ce759fbccda3bf6f47654576/images/759e38ec-d01a-4475-8dad-7323ef255c21.gif]<http://consumerstar.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3ce759fbccda3bf6f47654576&id=ac864845bd&e=6c38239d46> National Empowerment Center Webinar: Improving Relationships Between Police and the Mental Health Community<http://consumerstar.us11.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=3ce759fbccda3bf6f47654576&id=bc14c414ba&e=6c38239d46> Date: Wednesday, May 25 Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT The National Empowerment Center's Technical Assistance Center presents a webinar that includes best practices from both the police and mental health peer perspective. Research, collaboration models, and approaches to building better relationships, as well as tools and strategies for safely collaborating with police, will be offered with the ultimate goal of improving the relationship between mental health peers and police and reducing negative outcomes. The purpose of the Improving Relationships Between Police and Mental Health Community webinar is to provide both peers and police officers with new perspectives and tools to promote successful collaborative efforts, improve relationships, and reduce harm. ------------------- [https://gallery.mailchimp.com/3ce759fbccda3bf6f47654576/images/c4743615-c60f-4b0b-95fb-dc4e12be0c31.png] <http://consumerstar.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3ce759fbccda3bf6f47654576&id=28d6befd40&e=6c38239d46>

Doors to Wellbeing Webinar: Shoulder to Shoulder - Peer Support with Veterans- By: Deanna Brent and Larry Buttel<http://consumerstar.us11.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3ce759fbccda3bf6f47654576&id=d82eba63c1&e=6c38239d46> Date: Tuesday, May 31st Time: 11am PST/ 2pm EST Larry and Deanna are Peer Support Specialists and WRAP facilitators for the Veteran's Administration in Boise, ID. They are both military vets. The webinar will describe what VA Peer Support is and why it is so important. There will be a look at the critical role of recovery and having peers modeling recovery from both the provider and the patients' perspective. To support the legitimacy of the peer support position the presenters will detail the training, certification, credentialing, and ethics of Peer Support within the VA. They will explore the many roles of a peer supporter such as a model, mentor, coach, guide, cheerleader, or companion. The webinar also presents appropriate boundaries and clarifies what Peer Support is not. Examples of what is happening at the Boise VA Medical Center and other VAs throughout the nation will be presented. Listeners will see how they can be part of the VA peer support system.