Transforming Peer Support, Adapting in Age of Covid
Zia, NRH, DMH
Mark Kariotis (he/him) – DMH Mental Health Coordinator Vesper Moore (they/them) – Sr Director of Organizational Equity & Young Adult Supports, Zia Young Adult Access Center Emmett Vorspan-Stein (he/him) – Unit Coordinator at Neponset River House
Hear about all the different Peer supports through Access Centers Clubhouses and the Community
Ready, Set, Socialize!
Shalesha Smith – Educational & Vocational Coordinator
Learn how to make meaningful connections through virtual social clubs
Peer Mentors Share your Perspective to Help Your Agencies Support you & Your Work
Children Bx Health Knowledge Center
Develop a tool kit for agencies to support young adults in providing services
Ali Gold (she/her) – DMH Youth & Young Adult Peer Coordinator
Vanessa Klodnick, Ph.D., LCSW (She/hers) Director, Youth & Young Adult Services & Research & Innovation at Thresholds Kelly English, Ph.D, LICSW (She/hers) | Director of the Children’s Behavioral Health Knowledge Center at the MA Dept. of Mental Health
HYPE: Helping Young Adults on the Path to Employment with “Adulting” Skills for School and Work
Umass Medical School, Transitions ACR
Learn how to help Young Adults develop career goals and prevent disruptions in work and school activities
Debbie Nicolellis, Training Director Emily McCaffrey- Research Coordinator & Hype Course Facilitator
We Appreciated the challenges this year presented We Discovered new ways to maintain our community We Adjusted our ideas and plans To Present you SF5’s Transformation
v Starting in January there will be a series of 4 virtual events occurring monthly with a plan to end in May with an in person event at an outside venue TBA.
v Each 2 hr event will have an opening presenter, 1 or 2 breakout workshops and a closing session.
Through this event we aim to:
v Celebrate the specialness of the Young Adult family.
v Highlight accomplishments of young adults and parents to inspire ongoing achievements.
v Motivate our communities to continue supporting the success of young adults.
v Promote the importance of young adult and parent peer roles.
v Focus on the essential components to support a successful TRANSFORMATION of young adults and allies.
v Provide a fun, exciting, and interactive event for everyone
Young adults, parents, Parent/Peer Specialists, administrative and/or clinical providers, DMH Site and Area Offices, service providers.
Workshops will be 60 minutes in duration with time for Q&A. The theme of each workshop should build off the letters of ADAPT listed above with an overarching theme of helping attendees understand and better prepare for this time of TRANSFORMATION for young adults.