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Thursday
Aug142014

Mental Health America Webinar: Training and Certification of Peer Support Providers

Thursday, August 28, 3:00 pm Eastern Time

There is an increasing acknowledgement of the value that peer support specialists bring to the behavioral health continuum of services and supports. As this emerging workforce evolves, states and organizations are developing requirements for training, supervision and certification.

This webinar will explore the unique characteristics intrinsic in the training, supervision and certification of adult, family, and youth peer support specialists. Participants will be provided with a historical perspective of the beginnings of the standardization of adult peer support and will learn about current and emerging best practices in adult, family and youth peer support.

A variety of training curricula, supervision models and certification programs that are currently being utilized will be discussed, and participants will develop a greater understanding of the key elements of each.

While this webinar is Part 3 of a 3-Part Series, all are welcome!

Presenters: Lynda Gargan, Ph.D., Senior Managing Director, National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health; Patrick Hendry, Senior Director of Consumer Advocacy, Mental Health America; Brie Masselli, Director, Training, Technical Assistance, and Evaluation, Youth MOVE National

Instructions for joining the August 28 webinar:

1. Go to - http://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/certificationpeersupport/

(Please right click on the link or copy and paste the link into a new tab.)

When 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." 

2. Once prompted to join the Audio portion of the meeting, please select
"Dialing-in to the Audio Conference Via Phone." Then dial 
1-888-727-2247 and enter the conference ID number 5433540#.  

 Dialing in allows for interaction and dialogue.  Please ensure that your computer speakers are turned down 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 need to work with your state’s 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.

If you are having an issue logging into the web, you can also join by phone first, press *0 and get a private operator to help get you onto the web.  If you have an issue any time during the call, you can press *0 for immediate help. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Kelle Masten atkelle.masten@nasmhpd.org or at 703-682-5187.