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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 https://rms.nyaprs.org/event/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/register&id=28&reset=1 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!

Send your questions to us at eileenc@nyaprs.org.

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Only 3 Weeks Till 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 Social 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 will draw from the inspiration, enthusiasm and expertise of over a 100 presenters from across the state and nation via upwards of 70 very timely and energizing presentations, keynotes and special events. We’re very grateful to all of them and to everyone who submitted an application. This year, we’re pleased to welcome presenters from California, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Arizona, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey and Kansas.

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 https://rms.nyaprs.org/event/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/register&id=28&reset=1 if you prefer to stay at the Honors Haven as the room capacity is limited.

Click Image to view Full Program

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Program Changes to NYAPRS Conference: Only 1 Month Away, Register 5 Get 1 Free!

NYAPRS News: We’re only one month away from this year’s NYAPRS Annual Conference, “Dignity, Recovery and Social Justice for All!”, to be held on September 12-14 at our new site at the Honor’s Haven Resort in Ellenville!

Please see the attachment for some adjustments to the program this week

This year’s program will draw from the inspiration, enthusiasm and expertise of over a 100 presenters from across the state and nation via upwards of 70 very timely and energizing presentations, keynotes and special events. We’re very grateful to all of them and to everyone who submitted an application. This year, we’re pleased to welcome presenters from California, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Arizona, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey and Kansas.

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 https://rms.nyaprs.org/event/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/register&id=28&reset=1 if you prefer to stay at the Honors Haven as the room capacity is limited.

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Only 1 Month Till NYAPRS Conference; Register 5 Get 1 Free

NYAPRS News: We’re only one month away from this year’s NYAPRS Annual Conference, “Dignity, Recovery and Social 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 making some adjustments to the program this week, you can see the basic program below, via the attachment or at this 2018 Annual Conference Preliminary Program web-link.

This year’s program will draw from the inspiration, enthusiasm and expertise of over a 100 presenters from across the state and nation via upwards of 70 very timely and energizing presentations, keynotes and special events. We’re very grateful to all of them and to everyone who submitted an application. This year, we’re pleased to welcome presenters from California, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Arizona, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, New Jersey and Kansas.

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 https://rms.nyaprs.org/event/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/register&id=28&reset=1 if you prefer to stay at the Honors Haven as the room capacity is limited.

Click Image to view Full Program

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NYAPRS Conference Program Out This Week: Cochran, Armstrong Join Pat Deegan; Register Today!

NYAPRS News: The NYAPRS Conference is only 5 weeks away, to be held September 12-14 at our new site at the Honor’s Haven Resort in Ellenville!

  • Joining pioneer Pat Deegan will be historic innovators Moe Armstrong, founder of the historic Vet to Vet model of peer support and Sam Cochran the major developer of the Crisis Intervention Team model. All 3 will be offering their unique insight on where we’ve been and should be going.
  • The program will also offer a first inside look at two New York State program models at Baltic Street AEH and the Guidance Center that were just recognized a few weeks ago by SAMHSA for their innovative contributions to promoting wellness and employment.
  • We’re also very pleased to offer a panel of 3 of the nation’s most experienced peer service leaders in the areas of Medicaid and managed care: Sherry Jenkins-Tucker, Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, Anthony Fox, Tennessee Mental Health Consumers’ Association and Elise Padilla, Star Center.
  • This year’s Wednesday evening program will feature 2 highly acclaimed films, “Vicarious Resilience” from the MHA in Ulster County and “You are Not Alone” from Antoine Craigwell of DBGM, Inc. in New York City, New York, along with the joyous
  • And of course, David Granirer will be back once more with another group of budding comedians for our Thursday ‘Stand Up for Mental Health!’ program.

PLEASE BE ON THE LOOKOUT: OUR FULL PROGRAM AND PRESENTATIONS SCHEDULE WILL BE GOING OUT THIS WEEK!

  • First Come First Served!: Please REGISTER EARLY if you are interested in staying at Honors Haven as the room capacity is limited. Once filled, participants will be notified and may stay at the Hudson Valley or as a commuter if choosing to stay at another hotel.  Click the link for a closer look at the Honors Haven Resort, Conference Registration and accommodation details forms https://rms.nyaprs.org/event/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=28 Register Now!
  • Finally, don’t miss out taking advantage of our register 5 get 1 free special

NYAPRS Annual Conference: Have You Registered Yet

NYAPRS News: The link  for NYAPRS Annual Conference is up and open for business!  NYAPRS Annual Conference, to be held September 12-14 at a new site this year at the Honor’s Haven Resort in Ellenville. The Honor’s Haven, which has long been a very popular alternative site to the nearby Hudson Valley Resort, will allow us to offer all of the special events and atmosphere that thousands have loved for so long and much more, in the same Catskills Mountain environment and for the same one-price-for-all arrangement.

This year’s theme, “Dignity, Recovery and Social Justice for All” reflects the key values and aims of our ever expanding community. It seeks to underscore that, ultimately, there can be no full recovery without achieving both a personal sense of dignity and an explicit commitment to address the injustices of all forms of discrimination, poverty, racism, criminalization, hunger and homelessness.  We are proud to announce that Pat Deegan, who coined the term ‘the dignity of risk’ almost 2 decades ago, will be a featured keynote speaker in an ever growing lineup of inspiring thought and innovation leaders that will include Leah Harris, Chacku Mathai and Sacha Altman duBrul and will once more bring back our hilarious and touching Stand Up for Mental health comedy show.

Please register early if you are interested in staying at Honors Haven as the room capacity is limited. Once filled, participants will be notified and may stay at the Hudson Valley or as a commuter if choosing to stay at another hotel.  Click the link for a closer look at the Honors Haven Resort, Conference Registration and accommodation details forms https://rms.nyaprs.org/event/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=28 Register Now!

 

August 1 Webinar: Announcing the Winners of the 2018 Recognition of Excellence in Wellness

NYAPRS News: SAMHSA’s Program to Achieve Wellness is pleased to announce and congratulate the winners of the 2018 Recognition of Excellence in Wellness! Join us for the webinar on August 1 announcing the winners.  We hope you attend and invite your networks, as well. To learn more about the 2018 awardees, register today for Innovative Approaches to Wellness in Behavioral Health

 
 

NYAPRS Annual Conference: Have You Registered Yet

NYAPRS News: The link  for NYAPRS Annual Conference is up and open for business!  NYAPRS Annual Conference, to be held September 12-14 at a new site this year at the Honor’s Haven Resort in Ellenville. The Honor’s Haven, which has long been a very popular alternative site to the nearby Hudson Valley Resort, will allow us to offer all of the special events and atmosphere that thousands have loved for so long and much more, in the same Catskills Mountain environment and for the same one-price-for-all arrangement.

This year’s theme, “Dignity, Recovery and Social Justice for All” reflects the key values and aims of our ever expanding community. It seeks to underscore that, ultimately, there can be no full recovery without achieving both a personal sense of dignity and an explicit commitment to address the injustices of all forms of discrimination, poverty, racism, criminalization, hunger and homelessness.  We are proud to announce that Pat Deegan, who coined the term ‘the dignity of risk’ almost 2 decades ago, will be a featured keynote speaker in an ever growing lineup of inspiring thought and innovation leaders that will include Leah Harris, Chacku Mathai and Sacha Altman duBrul and will once more bring back our hilarious and touching Stand Up for Mental health comedy show.

Please register early if you are interested in staying at Honors Haven as the room capacity is limited. Once filled, participants will be notified and may stay at the Hudson Valley or as a commuter if choosing to stay at another hotel.  Click the link for a closer look at the Honors Haven Resort, Conference Registration and accommodation details forms https://rms.nyaprs.org/event/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=28 Register Now!

The Most Overlooked Social Determinant of Health!

NYAPRS Note: The literature is clear: for far too long, racism has been the most prominently missing social determinant of health and the impact is enormous in terms of healthcare outcomes and costs and, most strikingly, in terms of life and mortality.

Racism kills! “Across the world, indigenous men have a life expectancy that is between 7 to 21 years less than the male average in their respective country.” “5 deaths could be averted just by reducing racial disparities for every life saved by medical advances.”

Racism costs! “Eliminating health disparities for minorities would have reduced direct medical care expenditures by $229.4 billion for the years 2003-2006” in the US.

Racism dominates: “Age, sex, birthplace and education level did not moderate the effects of racism on health.”

NYAPRS and our partners at the McSilver Institute and CCSI have joined forces to create a learning experience unlike any other in our nation, one that makes addressing the impact of racism and examining strategies to overcome it the sole focus of next week’s Albany based special event!

Our event offers the chance to hear one of the nation’s most prominent experts in this area, Dr. Ruth Shim from the University of California, Davis.

Don’t miss out on this important and stimulating one day event!

There is still time to register for next week’s health inequities event in Albany! 6 hours of CEU’s available for CPRP and NYS SW!

CLICK HERE to register


 
 
 
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