Peer Service US, NYS Experts Featured at NYAPRS Conference: Register 5 Get 1 Free

NYAPRS News: We’re only 3 weeks away from this year’s NYAPRS Annual Conference, “Dignity, Recovery and Justice for All!”, to be held on September 12-14 at our new site at the Honor’s Haven Resort in Ellenville! While we’re still making some adjustments to the program this week, you can see the basic schedule below, via the attachment or at this 2018 Annual Conference Preliminary Program web-link.

This year’s program features some of the nation’s and state’s most prominent experts in peer services, including fidelity standards, specialized vet to vet models, the impact of Medicaid and managed care, outcome and evaluation tools, supervision and certification, peer services’ boundless reach and peer support principles’ and practices’ impact as a system and social change agent. Register today!

Medicaid Funded Peer Innovations from Across the Nation
Sherry Jenkins-Tucker, Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, Decatur, GA
Anthony Fox, Tennessee Mental Health Consumers’ Association, Nashville, TN
Elise Padilla, Star Center, Arlington, VA

Vet to Vet: Thank You for Your Service!
Moe Armstrong, Founder, Vet to Vet USA, Westhaven, CT
Jeff McQueen, Mental Health Association of Nassau County
Luis Lopez, Center for Practice Innovations, New York, NY
John Javis, Nassau Queens PPS

Outcome and Evaluation Tools for Peer Support Services
Amy Colesante, PSNY-IPA, Albany, NY
Ellen Healion, Hands Across Long Island, Central Islip, NY
Todd French, Mental Health Empowerment Project, Albany, NY

 Peer Workers as Change Agents: Building our Collective Power
Sascha Altman DuBrul, Recovery Specialist and Trainer, OnTrackNY and ACT Institute
Angel Serrano, Peer Counselor, Jacobi ACT Team

Unique Qualities of the Practice of Peer Support
Carrie Hermance, PSNY-IPA, Albany, NY
Joe Woodward, Housing Options Made Easy, Gowanda, NY
Kevin Smith, Mental Health Peer Connection, Buffalo, NY
Sara Goodman, Baltic Street AEH, Inc., Brooklyn, NY

Why do We Put Boundaries around Peer Support?
Patrick Hendry, Mental Health America, Alexandria, VA
Lisa St. George, Recovery International, Phoenix, AZ

Genuine Peer Support as an Innovative Outreach and Engagement Tool  
Jamillah Blair, Choice, New Rochelle, NY
Matt Canuteson, Mental Health Empowerment Project, Albany, NY
Steve Miccio, PEOPLe Inc., Poughkeepsie, NY

Academy of Peer Services –Preparing for the “Real World” of Peer Support and Supervision
Rita Cronise, Amy Spagnolo, Karen Richards, Annette Backs, APS

Peer Supervision: What’s Working, How and Why?        
Jeremy Reuling, MHA of Westchester, Tarrytown, NY
Jessica Wolf, Decision Solutions, Stratford, CT

Peer Support in the Context of Managed Care: Keeping our Values in Peer Services
Bill Gamble, Mental Health Empowerment Project, Albany, NY
Tracy Puglisi, Association for Mental Health and Wellness, Ronkonkoma, NY

Supervision and Successful Employment: Overview of the National Peer Worker Supervision Survey
Jessica Wolf, Decision Solutions, Stratford, CT
Dana Foglesong, Magellan Complete Care, Fort Myers, FL

New Site: Please note that we have moved the conference to the lovely Honors Haven Resort in Ellenville, which has previously served as the overflow site for the nearby Hudson Valley Resort. Folks can still choose to stay at the Hudson Valley Resort and take the shuttle to the Honors Haven or participate as a commuter if choosing to stay at another hotel.  See the registration form for more details.

First Come First Served!: Please Register Now! or at if you prefer to stay at the Honors Haven as the room capacity is limited.

Please note that we are continuing to offer a register 5 get one free arrangement.

See you in September in the Catskills!

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