TA Coalition Webinar: Recovery through Personal Care Services

A SAMHSA sponsored webinar presented by the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery, took place Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 2:00pm Eastern Time called “Recovery through Personal Care Services”. 


Description:  Personal Care Services provide an important means of implementing recovery principles. As our mental health system shifts its culture from institutional, professionally directed-services, PCAs enable individuals with behavioral health challenges to integrate into the community. PCA’s facilitate the transition from professionally directed to self-directed care. In this manner, the use of PCAs for behavioral health can further each person’s resiliency, hope and choice. 


Topics to be covered:

1.Eligibility for the PCS program

2.Description of PCS services and support services; relationship of PCS to natural supports

With examples

3.Creative use of PCS: showing how PCS can meet the unique behavioral health needs of clients through provision of instrumental Activities of Daily Living (iADL), beyond the standard ADLs for persons with physical disabilities



•Dan Fisher, PhD, MD, President of the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery, and a professor at U. Mass Dept. of Psychiatry. 

•R. Drake Ewbank, QHMA, PSS, PSW, PCA - a consultant with lived experience of the mental health system who has served the peer population as an advocate and volunteer and then as a credentialed clinical and peer provider since the mid 1990's.


 If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Kelle Masten via email at kelle.masten@nasmhpd.org.


Thank you!


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

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