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First Fridays with BRSS TACS: Maintaining Peer Competencies
Date and time: Friday August 7, 2015- Noon ET / 11:00am CT / 10:00am MT / 9:00am PT
Description: First Fridays with BRSS TACS is a monthly opportunity to meet with nationally recognized leaders to discuss recovery related topics in an open and informal setting. You are invited to join BRSS TACS in a virtual meeting room to hear about Maintaining Peer Competencies.

For more information and registration follow this link

Mentoring for Re-Entering with WRAP: A webinar with One New Heartbeat

Date and time: Monday, August 10, 2015  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)

Description: This one hour webinar will highlight and discuss a new collaborative program between the Copeland Center and One New Heart Beat called Mentoring for Re-entering, which utilizes the evidenced based practice of WRAP Facilitation to engage, support and empower people who have been incarcerated to re-enter community life with wellness and support.

Presenters: Waynette Brock, Jan Allan and Eduardo Tirado. Presenters will discuss the personal impacts of the program as well as the support they have provided to people who have been stuck in the criminal justice system to use their own WRAP support to break free from the cycle of a broken system.

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Zero Suicide: Comprehensive Approach to Preventing Suicide
Date and time:  Mon, Aug 24, 2015 1:30 PM EDT

Description: Individuals thinking about suicide can fall through the cracks of fragmented systems. Primary care physicians can play an important role in assessing and managing suicide risk given that nearly half those who die by suicide are in contact with a primary care physician within one month of their death.

Join this advanced practice webinar to learn how to move beyond the basics of suicide prevention toward real implementation strategies to improve systems of care to achieve zero suicides. Dive into seven essential elements of suicide care with Zero Suicide, a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention in health and behavioral health systems.

In preparation for this webinar, we strongly encourage participants to become familiar with Zero Suicide by reviewing the Zero Suicide website and The Emerging Zero Suicide Paradigm Webinar.

  • Julie Goldstein Grumet, PhD
    Director of Prevention and Practice, SAMHSA funded Suicide Prevention Resource Center, Education Development Center
  • Virna Little, PsyD, LCSW-r, SAP
    The Institute for Family Health, Senior Vice President, Psychosocial Services and Community Affairs


Recovery-oriented Behavioral Healthcare Webinar Series
July 27, - September 9, 2015

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) RTP initiative has collaborated with professional organizations in addiction counseling, peer support, psychiatric nursing, psychiatry, psychology, and social work to develop six discipline-focused curricula on recovery-oriented practices. This webinar series will draw from these exciting materials, making the RTP principles accessible to all behavioral and general health practitioners working in multidisciplinary and integrated practice settings. 

Speakers from multiple disciplines will present an interdisciplinary introduction to recovery-oriented practice. The introduction will deliver pragmatic content to supervisors, decision makers, educators, researchers, practitioners, and students across disciplines in behavioral and primary health settings. Register now to explore how recovery oriented practice can enhance both the delivery and the experience of quality care.
Webinar Dates
  • August 5 - Including Family and Community in the Recovery Process
  • August 10 - Peer Services: Creating an Environment for Success
  • August 12 - Evidence-based Practice and Recovery-oriented Care
  • August 17 - Building Recovery-oriented Systems
  • August 19 - Whole Health and Recovery
  • August 26 - The Role of Medication and Shared Decision Making in Recovery
  • August 31 - Partnership, Engagement and Person-Centered Care
  • September 2 - RTP Applications: Incorporating Recovery-oriented Practice Competencies in Practitioner Training
  • September 3 - Integration of Medical and Recovery Models
  • September 9 - Healthcare Reform and Recovery
NOTE: When you register, you will be registered for the series. 
You may participate in individual events or the whole series.
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All events will be held from 3:00 – 4:00 (Eastern Standard Time).

Peer Support and Innovative Prison Reentry Programs
Description: AMHSA's GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation and the Association of State Correctional Administrators are pleased to announce a two-part webinar series focusing on the successful and innovative use of peers and peer support in state correctional facilities. Attendees will learn about the innovative use of peers and successful collaborations between correctional facilities and peer operated programs in providing a wide array of reentry services. The first webinar will highlight three exemplary programs and the second will focus on how to develop, implement, fund, sustain and expand these programs in state correctional facilities.
Dates and times: 
Part 1
Thursday, August 20, 2015
3:00–4:30 p.m., EDT
Part 2
Friday, September 11, 2015 
3:00–4:30 p.m., EDT
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