VPRSN Meetings

Professional Development, Networking and Support

VPRSN Meeting Schedule

Thursday, October 19
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare
224 Great Bridge Blvd.
Chesapeake, VA 23320

The Chesapeake VPRSN meeting is scheduled to be held every 3rd Thursday of each month in the Board Room from 6-8 pm. For more information, please contact Erica Bullock, VPRSN Meeting Facilitator, at (757) 819-6113.

We will be doing light refreshments, giveaways, networking, and planning for future meetings.

Tuesday, October 24
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Friends 4 Recovery
7420 Whitepine Rd
Richmond, VA 23237

Come network, learn and socialize with other peer recovery specialists at the VPRSN meeting in Richmond. Share your knowledge and resources with others in your field and expand your professional network.

The topic for discussion will be “tips on ways to become a PRS”. In addition to the discussion, there will be networking activities and survey of best meeting times, program activities and topics for future meetings. Hosted by VPRSN Meeting Facilitators, Betsy Brown and Calendria Jones.

Please RSVP to Betsy Brown at strongfeather@gmail.com.

Thursday, October 26
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Tidewater Community College Joint-Use Library
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Guest speaker: Chaz Clyburn
TOPIC: Recovery

Chaz Clyburn is a Mental Health Advocate with NAMI, which is the National Alliance of Mental Illness. He is a Member Leader with the City of Virginia Beach – Beach House – Food Service. He volunteers as the Maître’ D which is like a Dining Room Supervisor, He also volunteers as a QA Manager and Outreach Coordinator. He has been with Beach House for 3 years and with the MHSA Division for 9 years.

Come network, learn and socialize with other peer recovery specialists at the VPRSN meeting in Virginia Beach. Share your knowledge and resources with others in your field and expand your professional network.

Please RSVP to Marquita Leary at (757) 401-0783 or marquitabita25@yahoo.com

 

Saturday, October 28
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Grissom Library
366 Deshazor Dr
Newport News, VA 23608

Come network, learn and socialize with other peer recovery specialists at the VPRSN meeting in Newport News. Share your knowledge and resources with others in your field and expand your professional network.

This meeting will be for networking and discussions about future meeting times, program activities, and topics for future meetings.

Please RSVP to Thomara Shoulders, VPRSN Meeting Facilitator, at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vprsn-meeting-tickets-38066400629

Wednesday November 8
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rappahannock United Way
3310 Shannon Park Drive
Fredericksburg VA 22408

Share your knowledge and experience with other Peer Recovery Specialists and those that are interested or working towards becoming Peer Recovery Specialists in this round table discussion about what it is to work with peers. Learn about opportunities to work with peers either professionally or as a volunteer. Please bring and share local resources as we work together to help one another and our peers.

Resources to bring and share:
Flyers, brochures, websites, lists, etc. of local groups, mental health resources, homeless resources, substance abuse resources, and anything else you have found useful in your own recovery or the recovery of peers you work with.

Please RSVP to Joe Stafford either VIA text at 703-740-7398 or by email to jstafford@rappahannockareacsb.org

If you cannot attend in person please send what electronic resources you have to be shared. Thank you.

Virginia Peer Recovery Specialist Network Regional Meetings

Please join us for networking and professional development meetings for those working in Virginia’s peer recovery workforce. We welcome those with lived experience who are pursuing (or aspire to pursue) a career in the professional peer support workforce, regardless of certification status, field of focus, or work location. This includes Peer Support Specialists, Peer Recovery Coaches, WRAP Facilitators, etc.

In each meeting, we will take the time to introduce ourselves and network informally. Then there will be a discussion, presentation or workshop focusing on professional development topics. We finish the meeting with more networking and special announcements.

Share your knowledge and experience with others in your field, expand your professional network, and provide support to your fellow members of Virginia’s peer recovery community. We hope to see you there!

Goals

  • Share knowledge and experience among peer recovery specialists
  • Expand the peer recovery community professional network
  • Provide support to Virginia’s peer recovery workforce
  • Promote the latest in training opportunities and job announcements
  • Foster regional connections and relationship-building
  • Harness the unique needs and gifts of the individual regions

Please contact the VPRSN Meeting Facilitator nearest you to attend a meeting!

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