Feb 23: OMH Presentation on Integrating Peer Staff into the Workforce'

Best Practices for Effectively Integrating
Peer Staff into the Workforce

Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The presentation site will be held at NYS Psychiatric Institute, 40 Haven Avenue, New York, NY 10032 – Pardes Building 1st Floor Auditorium Lunch is not provided.

For more information, please contact Celia Brown at 212-330-6352 or Celia.Brown@omh.ny.gov

Presented by John B. Allen Jr. Special Assistant to the Commissioner, NYS OMH

The evidence continues to show that people with lived experience not only increases the likelihood for recovery, but also reduces the time it take to recover. People with lived experience, also known as peers, are in demand now more than ever.

In NYS certified peer specialists are qualified to provide certain Medicaid services. Given that more peers will be entering the workforce, this training is designed to help agencies, supervisors, and co-workers to fully utilize the value of the people with lived experience of mental illness and the learned experience of recovery.

This training will teach you about the do's and don'ts of hiring, how to handle reasonable accommodations, non-peer staff who feel threatened by peers, the importance and substance of supervision. It will also teach you how to avoid common traps such as co-opting, tokenism, marginalizing and paternalism.

Supervisors, Human Resources, Peer Specialists and MCO staff are highly encouraged to attend.

For your convenience, you can also attend remotely via Webex. Please use the registration links below only if you plan on participating from your computer. You will need headphones or computer speakers for the audio.

Please bring your ID if you attending the presentation site.

Registration Link: https://meetny.webex.com/meetny/onstage/g.php?MTID=e210f77c6dc9f592eba2b8e5d20dee243
Event number: 643 596 339

Event password: nysomh123

5 hours of SW CEU and CRC credits are available at no charge. CRC credits are available regardless of which method you choose to attend. For SW CEU credits, you will need attend in person at an OMH approved site in order to receive CEU credit. You can find a list of approved sites here: