Scattergood Ethics Workshop: Dangerousness & Involuntary Treatment: An Applied Ethics Workshop

"What is the relationship between mental illness and violence? When is a person with a mental illness a danger to the public? What are the professional responsibilities of behavioral healthcare practitioners in determining dangerousness and committing patients to treatment? In the wake of several national tragedies, these questions loom large; ethics, legal and clinical experts will address them in this workshop."


Behavioral Health Care Reform and Culturally Competent Care: A Closer Look

The NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene and  New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc. (NYAPRS) present:

Behavioral Health Care Reform and Culturally Competent Care: A Closer Look
February 28, 2014  
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
This NYC community event is for consumers, peer specialists, program staff, policy makers and all stakeholders interested in learning more about the impact of health care reform on diverse communities.
Presenters include:
  • Arthur C. Evans, Ph.D.  (keynote) - Philadelphia Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS
  • Adam Karpati, M.D. M.P.H. - Executive Deputy Commissioner, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Harvey Rosenthal - Executive Director, New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
  • Robert Myers, PhD - Senior Deputy Commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Health
  • Chacku Mathai, CPRP - Director, NAMI STAR Center


Workshop Topics Include:    
  • The business case for cultural & linguistic competence in managed care  
  • Knowing your rights and responsibilities in a changing health care system  
  • Data informed and research based practices to better serve our diverse communities  
  • Culturally competent outreach and engagement strategies  
  • Understanding the needs of diverse cultural groups  
  • The role of peer specialist in creating a more culturally competent workforce


Registration is required.  By email at - put "MCCC" in the subject line.  Or call (347) 396-7998.


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SAMHSA Free Webinar - "Because We Are EQUAL to the Task: The Business Case for Recruiting and Retaining Employees Who Have Behavioral Health Issues"


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration presents:

Because We Are EQUAL to the Task: The Business Case for Recruiting and Retaining Employees Who Have Behavioral Health Issues

Time: 2:00pm ET (1:00pm CT12:00pm MT11:00am PT)
Date: Thursday, October 31, 2013

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) presents Because We Are EQUAL to the Task: The Business Case for Recruiting and Retaining Employees in Recovery. This webinar will explore the many ways in which proactively advancing the inclusion and success of employees with behavioral health disorders can contribute to an organization’s bottom line.
Mike Hudson of the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) will present Great Minds @ Work, a groundbreaking campaign that educates businesses about the financial and organizational benefits of hiring and retaining individuals in recovery. Colleen Fukui-Sketchley, Nordstrom's Corporate Center Diversity Affairs Director, will then share her experience and lessons learned to recruit and retain greater numbers of employees in recovery.
Cheryl Gagne, Sc.D., will moderate the webinar. Dr. Gagne, who worked for over 20 years at Boston University’s center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, is a Senior Associate and Deputy Project Director at the Center for Social Innovation.
Presenters will outline concrete steps for service providers to use in developing their own approaches to partnering with employers to expand opportunities for individuals in recovery to fulfill their potential as professionals. The webinar will also highlight effective practices for employers to utilize when hiring and retaining individuals in recovery.

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


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.
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Building Blocks of Peers & Employment: Exemplary Peer Programs


"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


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: