Free webinars – Past

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Recorded Webinars

This series of free webinars is made possible through the generous support of Optum. Visit their site to learn more about a health management organization that has been a long-standing supporter of the peer specialist and recovery support movement.

Disclaimer:
Opinions expressed in this webinar series are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect those of iNAPS or Optum.


Webinars at a Glance
(Scroll down for details about each of the recorded webinars)

Certificates are a member benefit – if you would like a certificate for viewing one or more of the recorded webinars, scroll down below the list of webinars for further instructions.


2017

Webinar 32: Peer Support Around the World
with Robyn Priest
Originally Broadcast on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017

Webinar 31: Practicing Recovery Leadership
with Pat Deegan
Originally Broadcast on Friday, August 11, 2017

Webinar 30: Peer Support Then and Now
with Beth Filson
Originally Broadcast on Friday, July 28, 2017


2016


Webinar 29: Hospital to Community: A Process of Inclusion
with Gina Calhoun
Originally Broadcast on Friday, December 2, 2016

Webinar 28: Peers Educating Peers on the Affordable Care Act – PART 2
with Scott Palluck
Originally broadcast on September 30, 2016

Webinar 27: The Power of Storytelling
with Gayathri Ramprasad
Originally broadcast on July 29, 2016

Webinar 26: Peers Educating Peers on the Affordable Care Act
with Gene Johnson, Lori Ashcraft, and Scott Palluck
Originally broadcast on June 10, 2016

Webinar 25: Activation: The Secret Sauce
with Sue Bergeson
Originally broadcast on May 13, 2016

Webinar 24: A Report on the National Survey of Compensation Among Peer Support Specialists
with Allen Daniels and Peter Ashenden
Originally broadcast on February 12, 2016

Webinar 23: Sustainable Resilience
with Lori Ashcraft
Originally broadcast on November 20, 2015

Webinar 22: The History of the Movement
with Sally Zinman and Gayle Bluebird
Originally broadcast on September 11, 2015

Webinar 21: My Lived Experiences: From Devastation to Bringing Happiness to Work and Life by Mertice “Gitane” Williams
Originally broadcast on Friday, July 17, 2015

Webinar 20: WRAP and Peer Support –
with Mary Ellen Copeland and Jane Winterling
Originally broadcast on Friday, May 15, 2015

Webinar 19: The History of Peer Support
with Larry Davidson
Originally broadcast on Friday, March 20, 2015

Webinar 18: Dealing with Compassion Fatigue
with Ted Thomas
Originally broadcast on Friday, January 16, 2015

Webinar 17: Peer Support and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs
with Dan O’Brien-Mazza
Originally broadcast on Friday, December 12, 2014

Webinar 16: Build Your Resume: Strategies for Getting, Keeping and Advancing Employment with Steve Harrington
Originally broadcast on Friday, November 21, 2014)

Webinar 15: Emerging Roles in Peer Support – Supporting Employment and Educational Recovery with Lyn Legere
Originally broadcast on Friday, September 26, 2014

Webinar 14: The Workplace Bully: Who and You and What to Do
with Susan Meekof
Originally broadcast on Friday, August 29, 2014 Presenter: Susan Meekhof

Webinar 13: Stress – The Deadly Plague
with Steve Harrington
Originally broadcast on Friday, June 20, 2014

Webinar 12: Self-Disclosure for Peer Supporters and Other Disciplines
with Andy Bernstein and Denise Camp
Originally broadcast on Friday, May 23, 2014

Webinar 11: A Guided Tour of the Recovery to Practice Training
for Experienced Peer Support Providers

with Steve Harrington, Lisa Goodale, Rita Cronise, Noelle Pollet
Originally broadcast on April 25, 2014


Note:
Prior to Webinar 11 the webinars were not recorded.
A list of the original webinars offered as part of the Recovery to Practice series are included a the end of this page.


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Thanks for Peter Ashenden and Optum, without whom this ongoing webinar series could not be brought to you free of charge!

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Thanks to Createus Media for recording all of these webinars!

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Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in this webinar series are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect those of iNAPS or Optum.

 

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PAST WEBINARS – 2017


Webinar 32: Peer Support Around the World with Robyn Priest
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Robyn Priest

Originally Broadcast on September 8, 2017

Description: Sometimes we get so busy doing our jobs we only see what is occurring locally, regionally or nationally in our own country. This webinar will talk about some things happening outside the U.S. in other countries around the world and explore what may be possible in creating linkages internationally.

Objectives: You will:

  • Gain an understanding of peer initiatives occurring in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and American Samoa
  • Develop ideas for greater linkages with others doing similar work internatiionally
  • Learn about the Global Peer Support Celebration Day and what will be happening at this year’s iNAPS conference to get connected internationally

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Webinar 31: Practicing Recovery Leadership (Pat Deegan)
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Pat DeeganThe word “leader” conjures images of the worlds’ great ones: Harriet Tubman,
Gandhi, Winston Churchill, Caesar Chavez, Martin Luther King. Few of us dare to
imagine ourselves in the company of these great ones. But lead we must if we are to
fulfill our roles as advocates and peer supporters. In this webinar, we will explore
what transformative leadership is and how to practice recovery leadership at work.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To identify the gaps between what is and what should be in behavioral
    health services
  2. To develop your leadership story
  3. To learn to identify and manage resistance to transformative leadership

About the Presenter: Patricia E. Deegan Ph.D. is a principal with Pat Deegan & Associates, LLC. For over 30 years she has been a thought leader and disruptive innovator in the field behavioral health recovery. Pat founded a health technology company run by and for people in recovery. Flagship products are the CommonGround Approach, Recovery Library and the CommonGround software that help individuals, families and psychiatrists engage in shared decision making to find the best treatment for recovery. Pat is an activist in the disability rights movement and has lived her own journey of recovery after being diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager. She is an Adjunct Professor at The Dartmouth Institute on Health Policy and Clinical Practice, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Duquesne University.

Pat is one of the featured keynote presenters at the 11th Annual Peer Supporter Conference. To learn more about Pat, visit her site: https://www.patdeegan.com/pat-deegan


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Webinar 30: Peer Support – Then and Now (Beth Filson)
Broadcast on Friday, July 28
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Beth Filson

Beth Filson joins iNAPS as Executive Consultant this year. Her experience developing the peer work force spans nearly sixteen years. In this webinar, she will provide a long-distance view from the early days of peer support work when Georgia was the first state to win Medicaid approval for peer services, to the present day proliferation and recognition of peer support on the international stage. Peer support continues to evolve and grow, and with it, a new understanding of what makes peer support unique, and its power to aid in healing.

The objectives for this webinar are for you to be able to:

  1. Identify the historical roots of peer support and the various philosophies that shape current practice.
  2. Outline some of the successes and new frontiers in peer support including peer support in primary care, forensics and Trauma-Informed Approaches.
  3. Identify common challenges confronting peer supporters today, and some of the successes in changing perspectives about recovery from severe emotional distress.

About Beth

Beth Filson is a nationally recognized writer, educator, and trainer in peer workforce development and Trauma-Informed Approaches. She now serves as Executive Consultant for iNAPS. Beth began her career in 2001 as the first project manager for the Georgia Certified Peer Specialist Project–the first-of-its-kind program to train and certify peer specialists to provide Medicaid reimbursable services within the mental health system. Her involvement in developing a peer support response to communities impacted by hurricanes Katrina and Rita led to her work with the National Center for Trauma-Informed Care & Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint where she co-authored the manual, Engaging Women in Trauma-Informed Peer Support: A Guidebook. Beth contributes to the internationally renowned curriculum in Intentional Peer Support, and peer support alternatives to the psychiatric system. Over the past few years, she has been collaborating with a cohort of researchers, academics, and practitioners in the UK to bring Trauma-Informed Approaches and trauma-informed peer support into standard practice. Beth is an award winning poet and a self-taught artist. She makes her home in Western Massachusetts.


PAST WEBINARS – 2016


Webinar 29
Hospital to Community: A Process of Inclusion
Originally Broadcast on Friday, December 2, 2016

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With Gina Calhoun, National Director for Wellness & Recovery Education, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery

In this 1-hour Webinar, Gina shared her personal story of transitioning from long-term institutionalization to community living, including her work as a peer support specialist during the closure of Harrisburg State Hospital.

Following Gina’s story, we explored the role of peer support in downsizing, right sizing and closing institutional-based settings. We explored 3 interrelated approaches to include: the Community-Hospital Integration Project Program (CHIPP); the Comprehensive Individual Treatment and Community Support Planning Process; and the essential role of Certified Peer Specialists in the hospital to community transition.

By the end of this presentation, participants were able to:

  1. Explore recovery and community integration through storytelling and data.
  2. Explain the individual, community and financial benefits of downsizing, right sizing and closing state hospitals.
  3. Relate at least 3 positive outcomes of Certified Peer Specialists on the transition team.

After 17 years of back-to-back institutionalization, Gina credits her journey forward in life to relationships that chose to focus on What’s Strong Not What’s Wrong and to meaningful employment.

Gina often says, “I didn’t get well and go to work. Work was my pathway toward wellness.” Gina was the keynote speaker at the National Olmstead Policy Academy; the Center for Medicare and Medicaid’s All Staff Meeting, the University of Tokyo’s Mental Health Convention, and the iNAPS 10th Annual National Peer Support Conference.

Gina Calhoun is the National Director for Wellness & Recovery Education, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery

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Webinar 28: Peers Educating Peers on the Affordable Care Act: Part 2 –

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A partnership between Resilience, Inc. and iNAPS


About this two-part series

Peers Educating Peers on the Affordable Care Act: Part 1, focused on sharing information about this exciting project supported through the SAMHSA-funded Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) for Peer Specialists in the state of California and learning about the role Peers can play in the Affordable Care Act.

Peers Educating Peers on the Affordable Care Act: Part 2 – is just as exciting!!  Even if you did not participate in Part 1 – this webinar will prove to be beneficial for you.  The webinar is designed to provide you with solutions – including “why” the ACA is important and “how to” support those you serve to get health insurance. This will include a quick refresher on the Affordable Care Act, walking through the health insurance enrollment process and identifying strategies to reduce the life span disparity.  While the webinar is targeted to Peer and Family Support Specialists in the State of California, the webinar will be open to anyone who is interested in learning these strategies. You will also receive user- friendly materials that have been developed to use while supporting an individual through the health insurance enrollment process.


Click here to download the participant workbook and leader guide
developed under this initiative. 



Webinar 27: The Power of Storytelling by Gayathri Ramprasad

(Originally Broadcast on July 29, 2016)
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Description

Stories have the power to inform, inspire and transform our lives. Stories connect and comfort us in our shared struggles as a common humanity. They help us know that we are not alone, and offer hope to cope, survive and thrive. And, when it comes to matters of mental health, stories have the power to save lives and create social change.

Learning Objectives

During this webinar, participants will learn about:

  1. The power of storytelling to save lives
  2. The power of storytelling to create social change
  3. How to share their story to make a difference

Presenter Biography: Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS
Mental Health Advocate, Author, and Speaker

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Gayathri Ramprasad is the Founder and President of ASHA International a nonprofit organization promoting personal, organizational, and community wellness. And, the author of Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within. Her successful battle in overcoming life-threatening mental illness and her amazing recovery taught her the power of hope and holistic wellness. Now, she shares that message with others.

Since the launch of ASHA International’s wellness campaign, Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives in 2006, Gayathri’s keynotes, wellness workshops, and cultural competence trainings have reached more than 45,000 people nationally and internationally, with a resounding message of hope and recovery. Individuals and organizations alike applaud Gayathri as an agent of hope and transformational change.

Gayathri received her first undergraduate degree in science from Bangalore University in India. At George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, she earned a second undergraduate degree in Management and Business Information systems and a Master’s in Business Administration. Gayathri is also a Certified Peer Specialist (CPS).

Gayathri is a member of the Global Speakers Federation and winner of the prestigious Eli Lilly Welcome Back Award for Lifetime Achievement and the Voice Award for Consumer Leadership sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. She is also the winner of the 2008 Outstanding Alumna Award from her alma mater George Fox University, and the recipient of the 2015 Esperanza Hope Award.

In May 2015, Gayathri was invited to present a TED talk Be The Hope.

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WEBINAR 26 / Broadcast on Friday, June 10
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Peers Educating Peers on the Affordable Care Act
Presented by Lori Ashcraft, Gene Johnson and Scott Palluck

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Special Edition – – A joint iNAPS / Resilience Inc., Webinar
Hosted by Optum
A special opportunity to learn about peer support and the Affordable Care Act.
While targeted to Peer and Family Support Specialists in the State of California, the webinar will be open to anyone who would like to learn more about how peer and family supporters are helping people to be better informed about navigating the complexities of the Affordable Care Act system. Learn about a user- friendly training now under development through the SAMHSA-funded Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) for peer specialists in the state of California.

To learn more about this new initiative, contact Scott Palluck, Director of Operations, E-mail: scott@resilience4u.us


Webinar 25: Activation:
The Secret Sauce
ORIGINALLY BROADCAST on May 13, 2016

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Description

“If you drill down to the core of person-centered care, it is about self-management supports. Whether it is patient education or technological tools, specific motivational support, groups, or one on one coaching — self-management should be at the heart of an integrated care system.” Richard Birkel, PhD, MPA, Senior Vice President, Center for Healthy Aging, National Council on Aging

In this session, Sue Bergeson made the distinction between engagement and activation, shared research on the importance of activation, and covered a wide range of activation tools and strategies available to peer support practitioners to share with even the hardest to serve people to help each person activate his or her own unique “secret sauce” for self-care and self-management.

Activation is the “Secret Sauce” to promote recovery and wellness. After viewing this webinar with Sue Bergeson, VP Consumer and Family Affairs at Optum, you will be able to:

  • Understand the distinction between engagement and activation
  • Become familiar with the research showcasing the importance of activation
  • Consider activation through lens of the five stages of recovery, the PAM, The Transtheoretical Model (TTM), and Motivational Interviewing.
  • Learn how to support activation in people we serve
  • Learn five strategies to promote activation
  • Briefly review a few activation tools

 


Webinar 24: A Report on the
National Survey of Compensation Among Peer Support Specialists

Broadcast on February 12, 2016
Presenter: Allen Daniels

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Description

The peer support specialist workforce has been growing and expanding since Medicaid established funding for these services in 2007. Absent from much of the research on the peer support specialist workforce has been a detailed national review of wages and compensation.  Building on earlier work done by iNAPS, two surveys were developed. These include peer support specialists reporting on their current compensation (response rate = 1,608), and organizations who employ peer specialists (response rate = 271).  The findings of this study illustrate that there is diversity among the current national structure for the wages of peer specialists. This includes significant differences in average compensation rates between those who work all different hours ($15.42) and only full-time ($16.36). There are also different wage rates among the types of organizations (consumer and peer run organizations; community behavioral health organizations; health care provider organizations; inpatient psychiatric facilities; and, health plan and managed care organizations) that employ this workforce.

An analysis of the wages of peer specialists in the 10 US Department of Health and Human Services regions also demonstrates geographic differences in compensation rates and compares regional and national averages. Inequities in compensation rates are also noted between male and female peer specialists, with men receiving on average in excess of $2.00 more per hour than women. The implications for the findings of this study are discussed and include the need for greater attention and focus on the wages of the peer specialist workforce.


PAST WEBINARS – 2015


Webinar 23: Sustainable Resilience
Originally broadcast on November 20, 2015

Lori Ashcraft

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Webinar Description

We define recovery as “remembering who you are as using your strengths to become all you are meant to be.”  Resilience is the next step in the journey.  Basically, it is the ability to make meaning out of the past, the present and the future in ways that are optimistic and purposeful.  A foundation of resilience built on self-efficacy lays the groundwork for sustainability during tough times. It’s the ability to thrive in an uncertain world.  It creates a safe place to question and reflect; to learn from mistakes and grow stronger through recognizing successes; to take risks to create new strengths and skills.

Resilience takes us a step beyond the experience of recovery. It’s a step upward — the next rung on the evolutionary ladder of wellness. When we began to climb this ladder in the late 1990’s we came to rest on the rung of recovery. We stayed there until it became apparent that there were more rungs ahead of us, the next one being the rung of resilience.  With one foot still on the rung of recovery, and the other on the rung of resilience, we began to appreciate the potential of moving beyond the “aha” of recovery into the fresh air of sustainable interdependence – resilience.

Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Define resilience and describe how it is different from the concept of recovery.
  • Explain benefits and limitations of a recovery framework.
  • Recognize how some people use painful past experiences to become wiser and stronger.
  • Identify results that can be expected from shifting the focus to resilience.
  • Describe strategies for building resilience in our own lives and encouraging others we support to do the same

 

Webinar 22: The History of the Movement

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Originally broadcast on Sept 11, 2015

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Webinar Description

History connects us with our past, with those who have gone before us, and with those who have earned remembrance.

Many peer workers, including peer specialists, may not be aware of the rich history to which they belong. (From History of the Consumer/Survivor Movement, by Gayle Bluebird.)

This webinar connected us with our historical roots and provided an opportunity to remember the pioneers and principles of the past, consider the present, and rededicate ourselves to the core values of the movement to better inform our ongoing work.

Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the core principles of our consumer/survivor movement.
  • Recognize the transition and challenges in moving from grassroots militant action to providing funded mental health services.
  • Explain the major progressive effect and changes that the consumer/survivor movement has made in the mental health system.
  • Recognize the influence of history on art, and of art on history.

Presenter Bios

Sally ZinmanSally Zinman is the Executive Director of the California Association of Mental Health Peer Run Organizations (CAMHPRO). Sally has been active in the mental health consumer/survivor empowerment movement almost 40 years.

Sally is a workshop presenter, keynote speaker and consultant on public policy, self-help, empowerment, and organizing issues throughout the country. She has published books and articles on these issues.

BluebirdGayle Bluebird, RN, has been active in the consumer/survivor movement since 1974.  She has worked in many different capacities. In the 1990s she developed an Office of Consumer Affairs in Broward County, Florida and later worked as an advocate for the Florida Disability Network. From 2004-2006 she served as the coordinator of the Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) for Peer Networking, for the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD).

She has recently retired after serving as the Director of Peer Services in the state of Delaware for five years. She has produced and edited the technical report/guidebook Paving New Ground: Peers Working in Inpatient Settings and the accompanying DVD, A Dialogue with Peers and Family members. In addition, Ms. Bluebird often speaks at national conferences on subjects of peer roles in inpatient settings, on the healing value of touching and comfort, and on recovery through the arts. In 2010 she was recognized with a national SAMHSA VOICE Award at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles for her contributions as a consumer advocate and activist. Her current goal is to organize a first national MAD Arts Festival for mental health consumers in 2016


Webinar 21:
My Lived Experiences: From Devastation to Bringing Happiness to Work and Life by Mertice “Gitane” Williams
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This was a  preview of the 2015 Annual National Peer Support Conference keynote
Theme: Advocacy, Poverty and Peer Support

This series of free webinars is made possible by Optum, which provides technology and technical assistance.

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Webinar 20 on Friday, May 15, 2015
WRAP and Peer Support
A Webinar with Mary Ellen Copeland and Jane Winterling
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Webinar Description

In this webinar, Mary Ellen Copeland and Jane Winterling did a series of unrehearsed role plays with the goal of enriching their own WRAP plans using peer support. And you can provide feedback during the question and answer period. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to participate!

Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP™) has become a fundamental wellness tool. The proven success of WRAP in helping people maintain wellness has made WRAP fundamental to peer support training and practice.

Mary Ellen Copeland was involved in the development of WRAP when it was first developed by a group of 30 peers in 1997. Along with others in that group, she was one of the first people to develop and use her own WRAP. She is the author of many WRAP resources. In this webinar she will examine WRAP as it relates to peer support and how this powerful wellness tool can be vital for peer supporters and those they serve.


This webinar is based on the book WRAP and Peer Support that Mary Ellen Copeland wrote with Shery Mead in 2004. That book is currently being revised by Mary Ellen and Shery, with input from other peer supporters, and will be available later this year.


Click here to view latest issue of WRAP and Recovery Books.

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larrydavidson (2)Webinar 19: The History of Peer Support with Larry Davidson
Originally broadcast on Friday, March 20, 2015
When and where did peer support begin?
How did it develop in the U.S.?

These are just two of the many questions addressed by Larry Davidson, Ph.D., Director of the Program for Recovery and Community Health at Yale University. Davidson, a person with lived experience, is more than a casual historian and his presentations on this topic have captured the attention of audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad

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This series of free webinars is made possible by Optum Behavioral Health Solutions, which provides technology and technical assistance.

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 Webinar 18: Dealing with Compassion Fatigue with Ted Thomas
Now Complete: Broadcast on Friday, January 16, 2015

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Ted Thomas, program director for the Promise Recovery Network in Charlotte, NC, explored the realities of compassion fatigue. His presentation included ways to avoid compassion fatigue and, once experienced, how to overcome it. This webinar was for anyone who cares about others and is empathetic — who is susceptible to compassion fatigue—a state of mind and emotion that makes it difficult to deal effectively with the challenges others face.

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Free Webinar 17:Peer Support and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Original Broadcast Date:  Friday, December 12, 2014

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has emerged as a leader in the development of the profession. As the single largest employer of peer supporters, the VA has learned valuable lessons that have enabled peer supporters to be an important part of the VA healthcare workforce.

The session was presented by Daniel O’Brien-Mazza, National Director of Peer Support Services for the VA. Dan and his team have contributed much to our understanding of the power of peer support and the military veteran culture. Dan provdied an “inside view” of the VA’s peer support programs, roles of peer supporters and a vision of the future of peer support.

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Free Webinar 16: Build Your Resume: Strategies for Getting, Keeping and Advancing Employment
(Original broadcast: Friday, November 21, 2014)

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~steveIn this webinar, Steve Harrington, Director of the International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) explores—through an interactive session—ways to build resumes, obtain employment and advance careers. These are important skills for peer supporters and those they support.

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Free Webinar 15: Emerging Roles in Peer Support – Supporting Employment and Educational Recovery
(Originally broadcast on September 26, 2014)

Lyn Legere

Presenter: Lyn Legere

Lyn, a nationally known presenter and consultant, has collaborated on the development of several curricula aimed at increasing peoples’ awareness and confidence in supporting this important area of recovery. In this webinar, Lyn Legere explored important emerging roles for peer supporters. Supported employment and education is rapidly gaining attention as systems transform to a recovery orientation.

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Free Webinar 14: The Workplace Bully: Who and You and What to Do
(Original Broadcast on August 29, 2014)

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Presenter: Susan Meekhof

The focus of this webinar was what a person can do if he or she is being bullied. Susan emphasized how to handle abuse internally, avoid the trap of low self-esteem and be empowered to take charge and address the situation.

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TO RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE: If you are a member, send an email requesting the quiz link for WEBINAR 14 in the subject line (required for certificate) to membership@naops.org

Questions? Contact us at: webinars@naops.org

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Thank you Optum for your ongoing support of peer supporters!

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There was no free iNAPS/Optum webinar in July, 2014.

A recommended webinar for July was hosted by the Recovery to Practice project.

RTP Curriculum for Six Behavioral Health Professions

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Originally broadcast on Monday, July 28, 2014
To access the recording, visit: http://www.dsgonline.com/RTP/webinars/7.28.2014.html

Moderated by: Larry Davidson, RTP Project Director

Note: The SAMHSA Recovery to Practice webinar was not a part of the iNAPS/Optum free webinar series. No quiz or certificates were issued from iNAPS for the month of July.



June Free Webinar 13: Stress – The Deadly Plague
(Originally broadcast on June 20, 2014)

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Presented by Steve Harrington, Executive Director of iNAPS with special guests, Steve Nawotniak, O.T., and Kathy Roaleen

This webinar explored stress in the healthcare workplace, including the sources of stress and strategies for managing stress. “This is an important topic that affects everyone in the stressful healthcare environment,” Harrington says. “We hope people from other disciplines join us.” For more information, view Steve’s article in the June newsletter.

View the recorded webinar | View the chat log – contributions on the topic of stress

TO RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE: If you are a member, send an email requesting the quiz link for WEBINAR 13 in the subject line  (required for certificate) to membership@naops.org

Questions? Contact us at: webinars@naops.org

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Thank you Optum for your ongoing support of peer supporters!

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Free Webinar 12: Self-Disclosure for Peer Supporters and Other Disciplines
(Originally broadcast on May 23, 2014)

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Presented by Denise Camp and Andy Bernstein

Explored self-disclosure: the considerations, strategies, approaches, and benefits.

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TO RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE: If you are a member, send an email requesting the quiz link for WEBINAR 12 in the subject line (required for certificate) to membership@naops.org

Questions? Contact us at: webinars@naops.org

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Thank you Optum for your ongoing support of peer supporters!

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Free Webinar 11: A Guided Tour of the Recovery to Practice Training
for Experienced Peer Support Providers
(Broadcast on April 25, 2014)
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Presented by Steve Harrington, Lisa Goodale, Rita Cronise, and Noelle Pollet

View the recording

To Receive a Certificate: (Now a Member Only Benefit)

TO RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE: If you are a member, send an email requesting the quiz link for WEBINAR 11 in the subject line (required for certificate) to membership@naops.org

Questions? Contact us at: webinars@naops.org

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Thank you Optum for your ongoing support of peer supporters!

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Note:
Prior to  Webinar 11, the webinars were not recorded.
The free webinar series was started as part of the Recovery To Practice initiative with the following ten webinars. 

Webinar 10, I’m Hired! Now What?
(Broadcast on March 19, 2014)
Presented by Steve Harrington, Executive Director of iNAPS

Webinar 9: Taking Arts Seriously
(Broadcast on February 19, 2014)
Presented by Gayle Bluebird

Webinar 8: Recovery Relationships: The Art of Creating and Maintaining Supportive Relationships (Broadcast on Monday, December 2, 2013)
Presented by: Steve Harrington and Zack Corcoran

Webinar 7: From Dual Recovery to Recovery of the Whole Person
(Broadcast on Tuesday, October 22, 2013)
Presenters: Patrick Hayes and Erik Simkins

Webinar 6: Cultural Awareness
(Broadcast on Thursday, September 19, 2013)
Presenter: Denise Camp

Webinar 5:  Workplace Relationships
(Broadcast on Tuesday, August 13, 2013)
Presenter: Lisa Goodale, VP Training, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Webinar 4: Peer Support and Wellness
(Broadcast on July 12, 2013)
Presenter: Lyn Legere, Director of Lifelong Learning at the Transformation Center

Webinar 3: Peer Supporter Roles and Values
(Broadcast on June 21, 2013)
Presenters: Gladys Christian and Rita Cronise

Webinar 2: What Happened to You? Trauma-Informed Peer Support
(Broadcast on May 14, 2013)
Presenter: Antonio Lambert

Webinar 1: Recovery Foundations for Peer Support
(Broadcast on April 21, 2013)
Presenter: Steve Harrington

Many thanks to Optum for technology and technical support. This series could not be offered free of charge without their generous assistance and support!

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ABOUT THIS FREE WEBINAR SERIES

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Through the generous support of Optum, this free webinar series is offered by the International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) to provide continuing education toward putting recovery principles into practice.

The series launched on April 23, 2013 with a webinar on vital recovery knowledge for working peer supporters. “This webinar helped to ensure we are on the ‘same page’ regarding basic recovery principles and was useful in the development of subsequent webinars in the series,” according to Steve Harrington, executive director of INAPS.

The original ten webinars in the series were a result of the Recovery to Practice Project for peer supporters and drew on a comprehensive continuing education curriculum developed as part of that project.

“The goal of this part of the project was to improve peer support,” Harrington said. “As part of the project, we obtained input from peer supporters across the country to learn what they felt were recovery knowledge gaps and for the last two years, have developed a curriculum to address those gaps.”

The original webinar series consisted of ten, one-hour sessions delivered by a variety of experts involved in the Recovery to Practice project. The first webinar was facilitated by Harrington. Additional webinars covered trauma-informed peer support, wellness, multi-cultural awareness, peer support roles and values, co-occurring disorders and recovery relationships.

So far, the state certification authorities have recognized the expertise and the use of a quiz to establish attendance for continuing education credits for participation. It remains the responsibility of participants to turn in completed certificates and to follow the official process in their state to request credits from state officials who certify peer supporters.

Although the webinar series is designed for working peer supporters, it is open to anyone interested.

A free certificate of attendance is provided to iNAPS Members after viewing the webinar and completing a brief self-check quiz. The process is to send an email to MEMBERSHIP@NAOPS.ORG to request the link for the quiz to a specific webinar. Once membership is verified, the link is sent. Once the quiz is complete, a copy of the quiz and a certificate of attendance are sent to the participant.

To ask questions or receive information on upcoming webinars, send an email to: webinars@naops.org and provide your name, address and e-mail address.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE WITH WINDOWS 10 

(Note: If you have a Windows 10 system, use Chrome or Firefox to access the webinar.

The Edge browser in Windows 10 is not supported.)

Additional Access instructions for Windows 10 users (if using Chrome or Firefox)
1. Right click the Firefox or Chrome icon and select PROPERTIES
2. Switch to the COMPATIBILITY tab
3. Click the box “Run this program in compatibility mode for:”
4. Select Windows 7 and click APPLY.
5. Restart your browser and launch the WebEx session.

 

OTHER FREE WEBINARS OF INTEREST TO PEER SUPPORT PROVIDERS
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Peer Support in Behavioral Health and Its Emerging Practice Standards
(August 1, 2013) was a separate webinar that was sponsored and moderated by the SAMHSA-funded Recovery to Practice project. An archived recording of this webinar is now available on the SAMHSA Recovery to Practice site:
http://www.dsgonline.com/RTP/webinars/8.1.2013.html


The list below contains other free webinars from reputable sources that may apply toward continuing education (CE) credits. Always check with your certification authority on what can be applied toward continuing education for your certification – including the iNAPS free webinars. 

Mary Ellen Copeland has archived webinars for a wide range of topics that are related to WRAP on her site: http://www.mentalhealthrecovery.com/e-learning/webinars.php

SAMHSA and other related organizations also have a number of free webinars….

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