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Forum on Peer Support Services & CA State Certification: Moving Forward

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Alpert Jewish Community Center

3801 E. Willow Street

Long Beach, CA 90815

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Logo with multi-colored hands reaching in togetherAn Event presented by CAMHPRO in partnership with Project Return Peer Support Network

Los Angeles Regional Forum on Peer Support Services & CA State Certification: Moving Forward


Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM

The Alpert Jewish Community Center

3801 E. Willow Street , Long Beach, CA 90815

Registration is required for attendance

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Adrienne Shilton, MPPA,Director, Intergovernmental Affairs, County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California (CBHDA)

  • Lisa St. George, MSW, CPRP, Director of Recovery Practices, RI International (a DBA for Recovery Innovations, Inc.)

  • Helena Ditko, LCSW, Program Director, Office of Consumer and Family Affairs, Los Angeles County-DMH

  • and many more


What you can expect:

  • Examine the national landscape of State Peer Specialist Certifications, billing practices, and policy changes.

  • Review the CA stakeholder history and efforts towards State Certification of Peer,Transition Age Youth, Parent and Family Member Support Specialists.

  • Discuss what is working with Peer Specialist services in the Los Angeles County Region, what could improve and how State Certification might help.

  • Collaborate with County behavioral health administrative staff, consumer, family member and parent leaders of the Los Angeles Region to identify next steps in promoting and shaping policy around State certification.


  • Near train station on Long Beach Blvd, Free Event Free Parking Free Lunch Accommodations provided when requested in advance

Audience: County Behavioral Health Administration, Service Area Advisory staff and members, and Peer Leaders (consumer, consumer youth, family member of an adult and parent of a child/youth) from each service area in the Los Angeles Region

Funded through the Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission (MHSOAC)
And Funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) State Consumer Network Grant


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Alpert Jewish Community Center

3801 E. Willow Street

Long Beach, CA 90815

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