VPRSN Meetings

Professional Development, Networking and Support

VPRSN Meeting Schedule

August 24, 2017
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library
4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23452

The first Virginia Beach VPRSN meeting will be a discussion group featuring guest speaker, Mrs. Adriane Spence-Townsend, on the topic of recovery/wellness support. We will discuss ways to help our peers/individuals in recovery to gain more insight about the significance of peer recovery.

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

Thursday, September 7
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Chinn Park Community Room
13025 Chinn Park Dr.
Prince William, VA 22192

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

Please RSVP by Thursday August 31 to Michelle Sese-Khalid at yourmysunshine9@gmail.com

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 Chesterfield County. 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 by Tuesday October 17 to Betsy Brown at strongfeather@gmail.com.

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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