Monday
Oct212013

iNaps Free Webinar: "From Dual Recovery to Recovery of The Whole Person"


REMINDER: JOIN US THIS TUESDAY

Webinar 7: From Dual Recovery to Recovery of The Whole Person
Tues., Oct. 22, 2013. 12:00 noon - 1 p.m. Eastern. 
Patrick Hayes, Region 4 Recovery Support Specialist for the Illinois Dept. of Human Services/Division of Mental Health and Erik Simkins, Wellness Coach and Certified Recovery Support Specialist from the Human Service Center in Peoria, IL.
Description: Patrick and Erik discuss how peer supporters can shift from a dual recovery perspective (which focuses on the co-occurring illnesses or conditions) to a more holistic perspective (which supports the recovery of the whole person). 
 
This free webinar series is made possible through the generous support of Optum.
No pre-registration is required!
To join the toll-free audio (required): 1-888-844-9902 access code 956 7295
To join the online meeting, go to:
Meeting Number: 644 045 391
Meeting Password: optum
Important Note: If this is your first webinar with us, please log in at least 15 minutes before the start of the webinar to download the WebEx webinar software (a free and quick download).
After the webinar you can take a quiz and receive a certificate, which will be mailed (via U.S. Postal Mail) to you 4-6 weeks after the webinar.
Questions? Contact us at: webinars@naops.org
Wednesday
Oct022013

Building Blocks of Peers & Employment: Exemplary Peer Programs

FREE WEBINAR 

"Building Blocks of Peers & Employment: Exemplary Peer Programs"

Third in a Three-Part Series 

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

11:00am-12:30pm PST

2:00pm-3:30pm EST

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Webinar Three in the Building Blocks series will focus on four different exemplary peer groups from around the country that are actively involved in providing peer-delivered employment supports and services to their members.

 

  • Find out what other groups of folks just like you are doing in this field;

 

 

  • Gain access to first-hand reporting of the successes these peer groups have had in employment-related programs and services; and,

 

 

  • Use their expertise as a foundation to develop your own ideas about what you or your group could do in your own location.

The four peer groups that will be featured on this webinar are:

 

  • BrainStorm Career Services of Colorado Springs, CO
  • Hero House of Bellevue, WA
  • Howie the Harp Advocacy Center, Community Access Program of  New York City, NY
  • Laurie Mitchell Empowerment and Career Center of Alexandria, VA.

 

The range of employment-related services and supports provided by these four different groups cover the spectrum from teaching resume  development and writing skills to facilitating educational opportunities to help individuals better achieve career goals to providing computer literacy and other job skills trainings to providing benefits counseling to their members to providing partnering support to their members in conducting active job searches for employment opportunities which fully align with the employment goals of the peer who seeks their services.

You may also register by visiting the Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center website: 

www.peerlinktac.org/events

 

Thursday
Sep192013

September Webinar: Who's On Your Bus?

Tuesday, September 24th

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  
To register, please click here.
 
Our recovery journey is a constant ride and never a destination. As drivers of our own Recovery Bus, we may face unexpected traffic and detours. How we handle changing directions has much to do with the passengers we have on board.
  
A discussion led by the multicultural panel of George Badillo, Yvonne Smith and Jen Padron will discuss ways you can invite diverse passengers who will support and empower you in your route to recovery.
 
The message of valuing every voice and inclusiveness will resonate in this thought-provoking dialogue. This webinar will inspire all diverse communities to keep the conversation culturally relevant about who is "on their bus" and the current route they are taking.
 
In this webinar you will come away with the necessary tools to:
  • Create and define your vision of recovery.
  • Identify and invite the right passengers on your bus.
  • Navigate adversity, potholes and unexpected negative passengers.
  • Fuel your journey with positive energy and enthusiasm.
Presenters: a culturally, ethnically and experientially diverse panel including:
  • George Badillo: An independent consultant educating people throughout the country and surrounding territories on custody and parenting issues.  Formerly, a Peer Trainer for PEOPLe Inc. He works out of the New York State Office of Mental Health Long Island Field Office, providing training to people with psychiatric histories on issues such as Medicare Part D.
  • Yvonne Smith: President and co-founder of Recovery2000/The Recovery Group, a partnership of mental health consumers doing outreach in shelters, hospitals and other community settings. The Recovery Group (TRG) was established October 2004 in the District of Columbia.
  • Jen Padron: A subject matter expert in leveraging peer services, supports, delivery, and health disparities in mental diversity of disenfranchised high/at-risk populations in the United States.  Now at Benchmark  Human Services, she is the former Director of The HOPE Project, and provided project management to The Hope Concept LLC Wellness Center in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area in Texas. Ms. Padron is currently a PhD candidate in Public Health and Community Public Health Education and Promotion.

uesday, September 24th
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  To register, please click here.   A discussion led by the multicultural panel of George Badillo, Yvonne Smith and Jen Padron will discuss ways you can invite diverse passengers who will support and empower you in your route to recovery.  In this webinar you will come away with the necessary tools to:

  • Create and define your vision of recovery.
  • Identify and invite the right passengers on your bus.
  • Navigate adversity, potholes and unexpected negative passengers.
  • Fuel your journey with positive energy and enthusiasm.
  • George Badillo: An independent consultant educating people throughout the country and surrounding territories on custody and parenting issues.  Formerly, a Peer Trainer for PEOPLe Inc. He works out of the New York State Office of Mental Health Long Island Field Office, providing training to people with psychiatric histories on issues such as Medicare Part D.
  • Yvonne Smith: President and co-founder of Recovery2000/The Recovery Group, a partnership of mental health consumers doing outreach in shelters, hospitals and other community settings. The Recovery Group (TRG) was established October 2004 in the District of Columbia.
  • Jen Padron: A subject matter expert in leveraging peer services, supports, delivery, and health disparities in mental diversity of disenfranchised high/at-risk populations in the United States.  Now at Benchmark  Human Services, she is the former Director of The HOPE Project, and provided project management to The Hope Concept LLC Wellness Center in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area in Texas. Ms. Padron is currently a PhD candidate in Public Health and Community Public Health Education and Promotion.
Wednesday
Sep182013

Free Webinar 6 - Cultural Awareness on Thursday, September 19 at 12:00 noon (eastern)

Webinar 6: Cultural Awareness

The next free iNAPS webinar is scheduled for
Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 12:00 noon to 1 p.m., EDT.

Denise Camp, WRAP Outreach Trainer/Coordinator at On Our Own of Maryland will discuss culture, and address ways peer supporters can respect cultural differences by honoring all we can learn from those who have different perspectives and values than our own.

This series is based on the Recovery to Practice (RTP) training due to be released later this year.

We hope you can join Denise on Sept. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. EDT. The call-in access number and link to the webinar is provided below.

This free webinar series is made possible through the generous support of Optum.
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No pre-registration is required!

To join the toll-free audio (required): 1-888-844-9902 access code 956 7295

To join the online presentation, go to:
https://optum.webex.com/optum/j.php?ED=234264382&UID=491905707&PW=NYTc3ZjU1N2Zm&RT=MiM3

Meeting Number: 649 829 518 
Meeting Password: optum

Thursday
Aug292013

The World Hearing Voices Congress - Melbourne, Australia

"Hearing Voices: Journeys to Understanding - Sharing Experience, Expertise and Wisdom"

November 20 - 22, 2013

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center 

For more information visit: https://www.regonline.com.au/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1196422