VOCAL will host a day of training for peer specialists Tuesday June 27, at Friends for Recovery Whole Health Center.   Continuing Education Credits are available for Certified Peer Recovery Specialists, but peers need not be certified to attend.   You may sign up for the whole day or any part of the day.


8:30 – 9am  Registration and Coffee

9am – 10:30  Trauma Informed Care  Malaina Poore, VOCAL Network Program Director

10:45 – 12:15pm   Virginia Advance Directives  Cynthia Elledge, Advance Directive Implementation Coordinator, UVA Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy

12:15 – 1:30 Lunch    On your own, or order catered lunch

1:30 – 3pm   Ethics for Peer Recovery Specialists   Mary McQuown, Peer Recovery Specialist Liaison, Office of Recovery Services, DBHDS

3:15 – 4:45   Telling Your Own Story  Bonnie Neighbour, Former VOCAL Executive Director

COST:    1 workshop $25, 2 workshops $45, 3 workshops $60, 4 workshops $80       Lunch (optional) $10

If you have any questions, please contact Ann Benner ann@nullvocalvirginia.org (804)-343-1777

Register online 

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Choose Workshops
Trauma Informed Care, Malaina PooreVirginia Advance Directives, Cynthia ElledgeEthics, Mary McQuownTelling Your Own Story, Bonnie Neighbour

Lunch Choice (Water, coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided throughout the day.)
I either plan to bring my own lunch, or do not plan to stay for lunch.I would like to order lunch (We will contact you about specific choices once a caterer has been chosen.)

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