Hello International Peer Respite/Soteria Summit Participants,
We are pleased to let you know that following Jim Gottstein’s previous request to you from the media, the article was published in the New York Times Magazine.
The in-depth article features Caroline Mazel-Carlton who is part of Afiya house in Massachusetts, one of the Peer Respites that was represented by multiple speakers during the October 2021 International Summit. While not everything we would have wanted to say is included, this article represents Soteria houses and peer respites very well. This is the link to read the article, yet in case that doesn't work, we have attached a pdf of the article.
PEER RESPITE FREE WEBINAR THIS WEEK:
We also wanted to tell you again about this free webinar series on Peer-Run Crisis Alternatives from the CAFÉ TAC which continues the next four Thursdays at noon Eastern time. *Follow this link for Time Zone Converter: www.thetimezoneconverter.com
This series of interactive Learning Community meetings offer an opportunity to discuss one of the peer-run crisis alternatives discussed in the first webinar in greater detail. The presenter is Cherene Caraco, CEO of North Carolina’s Promise Resource Network. This Thursday's is specificallly on Peer Respites.
May 26 – Peer Respites
June 2 – Wellness Centers
June 9 – Community Response Teams
June 16 – Psychiatric Advance Directives (PAD’s)
Here is the link to the recording of the first day.
Peer Run Crisis Alternatives Day one
Here is the link to the recording of the warmline session:
Engagement in crisis services offers peer specialists and peer-run organizations a way to bring peer support and person-centered, recovery-based approaches to an essential front-line space where they can improve outcomes and demonstrate the power of their values.
You still are welcome to join one or more of the Peer Respite/Soteria House Summit's ongoing Circles, click here.
Finally, donations will be greatly appreciated to support this important work. To donate, click here and select Peer Respite/Soteria Summit in the "Preferred campaign or program you'd like your donation to support" dropdown menu.
To provide general feedback to the Summit Organizers click here. Thank you again for participating in the Summit.