The New York Psychiatric Rehabilitation Training Academy is a resource for professionals who recognize the positive impact and opportunity that psychiatric rehabilitation skills and practices has in centering each person to determine their path to recovery.
The Academy is a service of The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) in partnership with Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation with support from New York’s leading training and technical assistance providers and partner organizations.The Academy partners include leaders in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation and mental health, substance use, and trauma-related services training and consultation. Learn more about them below.
The New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS) is a statewide coalition of people who use and/or provide recovery-centered community based mental health services. We value diversity and promote cultural competence in all aspects of our work.
NYAPRS is dedicated to improving services, social conditions, and public policies for people with mental health, addiction, and trauma-related conditions by promoting their recovery, rehabilitation, and rights and full community inclusion so that all people can participate freely in the opportunities of society.
NYAPRS promotes the concept and practice of mental health recovery and the promotion of widespread availability of quality recovery-centered rehabilitation and peer support services throughout New York State. NYAPRS has a long, deep commitment to promoting human rights, dignity, equality and self-determination and countering discrimination both within the mental health system and broader community.
NYAPRS membership includes over 100 community mental health service agencies that support the efforts of tens of thousands of New Yorkers by providing a wide range of services that share a fundamental belief in the capacity for recovery, healing, and independence for every person with a mental health, addiction, and trauma-related challenge.
Visit Website > www.nyaprs.org
The Center is a national research, training, and service organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons who have psychiatric conditions. Their work is guided by the most basic of rehabilitation values, that first and foremost, persons with psychiatric conditions have the same goals and dreams as any other person.
The Center’s mission is to increase the likelihood to achieve these goals by improving the effectiveness of people, programs, and service systems using strategies based on the core values of recovery and rehabilitation. They conduct research studies, deliver services, and provide training and technical assistance to mental health programs, nationally and internationally, that wish to provide recovery-oriented services.
Visit Website > www.cpr.bu.edu
Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Providers of NYS (ASAP), a 501c-3 organization, supports organizations, groups, and individuals that prevent and alleviate the profound personal, social and economic consequences of substance use disorders in New York State. ASAP provides advocacy, workforce development, and an array of educational and public awareness services with the goal of strengthening prevention, treatment, recovery, and harm reduction services throughout NYS.
ASAP is committed to developing and strengthening collaborations among SUD, mental health, and general healthcare providers to achieve greater integration of services to improve health outcomes. They prioritize advocacy services for :
1) Under-served populations such as Black, Indigenous, People of Color; persons involved with the criminal legal system, Veterans, the LGBTQ community, pregnant women, women with children, and others across the age spectrum.
2) Under-resourced communities in rural, suburban, and urban areas.
ASAP provide training, technical assistance, and events to increase awareness and strengthen services associated with addiction. Their work is rooted in a commitment to address the impediments – policy, regulatory, fiscal (reimbursement), cultural, and service related – that have undermined access to SUD services and to build on strengths that can lead to equity and improved health outcomes especially in vulnerable communities.
Visit Website > www.asapnys.org
Friends of Recovery – New York (FOR-NY) is a statewide 501(c)3 Recovery Community Organization (RCO), located in the capital of New York, Albany, serving all counties in the state. FOR-NY is in partnership with and advocates on behalf, of a combined 40 Recovery Community Organizations, Recovery Community and Outreach Centers within NY state. In addition, they provide youth recovery capacity building and sustainability to 20 Youth Recovery Clubhouses, and support to recovery high schools and collegiate recovery programs.
Friends of Recovery NY is also the home of the NYS Alumni Association, which works to build alumni associations across the state. Its mission is to demonstrate the power and promise of recovery from addictions and its value to individuals, families and communities throughout NYS and the nation. They actively seek to advance public policies and practices that promote and support recovery. FOR-NY delivers information on addiction services, supports, education and legislation to nearly 14,000 constituents through our statewide database (Donor View) on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
Along with empowering those in recovery, another focus is on social justice and ensuring racial equity practices are embedded in all New York State recovery-oriented systems of care. FOR-NY is dedicated to mitigating the crossover of poverty and the impact on access to individual and family recovery.
Every year, FOR-NY conducts a statewide point-in-time survey that allows them to gather the voices of the recovery community and inform our advocacy and policy agenda.
Visit Website > www.for-ny.org