Free Webinar: The Role of Peer Specialists in Promoting Competitive Employment for the People they Serve – March 14

Coming up this week! Registration is still open:

Please join us for the third in a series of free webinars discussing the roles of Peer Specialists in today’s mental health systems. March’s webinar – sponsored by the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities and the National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse – focuses on the roles that Peer Specialists can play in promoting the competitive employment goals of the people with mental health conditions with whom they work.
The four-part free webinar series – jointly funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – is designed to provide a national platform for the discussion of roles that peer specialists and peer-run programs can play in offering the supports and services that individuals may need to participate more fully in the day-to-day lives of their communities.

The third webinar, March, 14, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time, will focus on the ways Peer Specialists can assist individuals in gaining meaningful employment. The webinar, to be presented by Richard Baron, Director of Knowledge Translation at the Temple University Collaborative, and will draw on research in this area, conducted over the years by The Temple University Collaborative. Mr. Baron will be joined by other experts in this area, including Nicole Darr, Lori Whitecraft, Carol Ward-Colasante, and Fred McLaren. The webinar will include discussion of training available to peer specialists who are interested in helping people return to work, as well as the ways to help people within a Medicaid-funded peer specialist program.
To register for the seminar, go to:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please note the topic of the next webinar in this series:

May 2013 – Certified Peer Specialists: Connecting to Spiritual Communities

We will notify you of the specific dates and times of the May webinar.  Please direct any questions you have to Christa Burkett at or (267) 507-3811.


Please note: This information is provided for informational purposes. NARIC is not participating in or administering this webinar. Contact Ms. Burkett with any questions.


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