TA Coalition Webinar: Peer Operated Services: Deep Dive into Two Models.

A SAMHSA sponsored webinar developed under contract by the National Council for Behavioral Health, will take place Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 12:00pm Eastern Time called Peer Operated Services: Deep Dive into Two Models.


Description:  Peer-operated services can help individuals living with extensive physical health, behavioral health and social needs manage or avert crisis, prevent relapse and readmission, and provide an alternative to homelessness and re-incarceration. 

Join the National Council to explore two peer-operated service models. Hands Across Long Island has effectively engaged homeless individuals and successfully promoted re-entry from prison. The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) created the peer bridger model which has successfully engaged and assisted thousands of New Yorkers in their transition from state and local hospitals into the community and reduced avoidable emergency room and inpatient service use.



•Harvey Rosenthal, Executive director of the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS)

•Ellen Healion, Executive Director of Hands Across Long Island, Inc. 


When in the seminar room, the Adobe Connect Log-in screen appears, select "Enter as a Guest," enter the name and state of the participant in the "Name" field (Ex. Jane Doe-AK) and click on "Enter Room."  For attendees, this is a “listen only” webinar.  Should they need to dial in, the instructions are on the note pad in the seminar room.  

If you dial in, please ensure that your computer speakers are turned off so that there is no audio feedback. 


Note: If you are only able to join the audio portion, then you will not be able to see the webinar presentation.  


We highly recommend that you test your connection to Adobe Connect in advance of the webinar to ensure access.  You may also need to work with your IT Department to resolve any firewall issues. To test your connection, please go to: http://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm. You may be prompted to install ActiveX control, Adobe Flash Player, and Adobe Connect add-ins. If you encounter any difficulty testing your connection or logging into the webinar, please contact Technical Support by calling 1-800-459-5680.


NOTE: Some participants have experienced difficulties using Chrome, if you experience this, please try using Internet Explorer. 

If you have any questions please contact Kelle Masten via email at kelle.masten@nasmhpd.org or at 703-682-5187.


**We do not offer CEU credits however letters of attendance are offered upon request.  

***Closed-captioning is available for this webinar.