Monday
Aug052013

Peer Specialists Promoting Community Re-integration for People with Psychiatric Disabilities Returning Home from Jail or Prison

In the fifth event in our popular webinar series we will focus on the role peer specialists can play in assisting people with mental health conditions who are involved with the criminal justice system.

PowerPoint Presentation

Presenters:

  • Richard Baron / —MA / Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities
  • LaVerne D. Miller, —Esq. / Policy Research Associates, Inc.
  • Lori Schultz / —Peerstar LLC
  • James P. Kimmel, Jr., J.D., Esq. / Peerstar LLC

 

Research Citations

Miracle Court

Nonjustice System Handout

Background Materials:

STAR Center / GAINS Center Three-Part Series on Supporting the Recovery of Justice-Involved Consumers

 

Peer Support within Criminal Justice Settings: The Role of Forensic Peer Specialists

Mental Illness, Criminality and Citizenship - 2000

Mental Illness, Criminality and Citizenship Revisited - 2012

Monday
Apr222013

The Role of Peer Specialists in Promoting Competitive Employment for the People they Serve

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The third webinar in this series provided a national platform to discuss the roles that peer specialists can play in promoting the competitive employment goals of the people with mental health conditions with whom they work.  

Presenters:

  • Richard Baron -- Director of Knowledge Translation, The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities

  • Nicole Darr -- Institute for Recovery and Community Integration

  • Lori Ashcroft -- Recovery Innovations

  • Carol Ward-Colasante -- Consultant, The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities

  • Fred McLaren -- Co-Chair, The Temple University Collaborative's National Leadership Committee 

Monday
Apr222013

Peer Specialists in Rural Communities: Promoting Community Inclusion

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The second webinar, January 24, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, focused on the special challenges facing peer specialists in rural America. It drew on a national study of rural peer specialists completed a little more than a year ago.  It reviewed the uniqueness of rural America, the innovative approaches used by peer specialists in rural settings, and the challenges they face in promoting community inclusion.

Presenters:

  • Richard Baron -- Director of Knowledge Translation, The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities

  • Eddie Perhonitch -- Founder and COO, Recovery Edge, Inc.

  • Jessica Matern -- Certified Peer Specialist, Recovery Edge, Inc.

Friday
Apr192013

Into the Thick of Things: The Role of Peer Specialists in Peer-run Services

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The first webinar in this series was presented on November 15th, 2012. It focused on innovative programs peer-run programs have designed to promote community inclusion and drew on a national survey of peer-run programs jointly conducted by The Collaborative and The Clearinghouse. 

The webinar reviewed innovative peer-run programs that have helped to connect people to mainstream community organizations - to work opportunities and independent living settings, to religious congregations and civic and volunteer activities beyond those offered within mental health programs.

Presenters:

  • Joseph Rogers -- Executive Director, The National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
  • Christa Burkett -- Technical Assistance Coordinator, The National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
  • Bryce Hewlett -- Executive Director, Delaware Consumer Recovery Coalition

 

Results of the survey are published in "Into the Thick of Things: Connecting Consumers to Community Life – A Compendium of Community Inclusion Initiatives for People with Psychiatric Disabilities at Consumer-Run Programs".