Webinar: Peer Specialists Promoting Community Re-integration of People with Psychiatric Disabilities Returning Home from Jail or Prison

The Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities, in cooperation with the National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse, invites your participation in a webinar on August 8, 2013.
It is the fifth event in the popular webinar series on the varied roles peer specialists can play in promoting greater participation in the everyday community life of the individuals they serve. August’s presentation will focus on the role peer specialists can play in assisting individuals with mental health conditions who are involved with the criminal justice system.
This series is jointly funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and 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 webinar will begin with an introduction by Richard Baron, Director of Knowledge Translation for the Temple University Collaborative. The featured speakers include:
•    LaVerne Miller/Policy Research Associates
•    Laurie Schultz/Peerstar, LLC
•    James Kimmel/Peerstar, LLC
The webinar will then turn to a broader discussion among the participants on the call. August’s webinar invites participation of webinar attendees, asking each of you to share your experiences, comments, or questions concerning individuals with mental health conditions who also have had criminal justice involvement. Contact Richard Baron to participate: rcbaron@temple.edu
To register for the seminar, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4050051432502329600
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about attending the webinar. I hope you can join us!

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