2010 Florida County Suicides

  Glades: Suicide Prevention if you are thinking of self-destruction, satisfy call: (800) 273-8255 Hamilton: Suicide Prevention if you are thinking of self-destruction, satisfy call: (800) 273-8255 Levy: Suicide Prevention if you are thinking about suicide, please call: (800) 273-8255 Citrus: Suicide Prevention if you are thinking about suicide, kindly telephone call: (800) 273-8255 Union: Suicide Prevention if you are thinking about self-destruction, satisfy call: (800) 273-8255 Dixie: Suicide Prevention if you are thinking about self-destruction, kindly phone call: (800) 273-8255 Putnam: Suicide Prevention if you are considering suicide, satisfy phone call: (800) 273-8255 Saint Johns: Suicide Prevention if you are considering suicide, please phone call: (800) 273-8255 Monroe: Suicide Prevention if you are considering self-destruction, kindly call: (800) 273-8255 Nassau: Suicide Deterrence if you are thinking of suicide, kindly telephone call: (800) 273-8255 Sarasota: Suicide Deterrence if you are thinking of self-destruction, kindly phone call: (800) 273-8255 Pasco: Suicide Deterrence if you are thinking of self-destruction, kindly phone call: (800) 273-8255 Pinellas: Suicide Deterrence if you are thinking about suicide, kindly phone call: (800) 273-8255 Volusia: Suicide Deterrence if you are thinking about self-destruction, satisfy phone call: (800) 273-8255 Holmes: Suicide Deterrence if you are thinking about self-destruction, satisfy call: (800) 273-8255 Brevard: Suicide Deterrence if you are considering suicide, kindly call: (800) 273-8255 Lafayette: Suicide Deterrence if you are considering self-destruction, please telephone call: (800) 273-8255 Clay: Suicide Deterrence if you are considering self-destruction, please phone call: (800) 273-8255 Highlands: Suicide Avoidance if you are thinking of self-destruction, […]

Sen. Negron Unveils Alternative Plan

Don’t forget the Expansion webinar tomorrow at 5pm.  Conference call numbers will be sent shortly.  Sen. Negron Unveils Alternative Plan “Healthy Florida,” state Sen. Joe Negron’s plan to cover 1 million low-income working adults, is now in writing and has been placed on the agenda for Thursday’s meeting of the Senate Appropriations Committee. SPB 7038 is likely to get a respectful hearing there, since Negron chairs that committee. The bill is posted for reading online, with the pertinent section beginning at line 1077. The plan would take the place of the Medicaid expansion called for under the Affordable Care Act, which would extend coverage to the uninsured in households with an income at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty level. In Florida, that applies to around 1 million of the state’s lowest-income working adults who have no health insurance. To become law, it requires the approval of the House and Senate and the approval of Gov. Rick Scott, who has already indicated his support. But to be implemented, it would need federal funds, and that requires approval from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Two weeks ago, the House Committee on the Affordable Care Act voted along party lines to turn down the federal funds for Medicaid expansion. Last week, the Senate counterpart followed suit, but that was after  Negron said he would come up with “a better system than the one Washington created.” As Health News Florida reported, HHS signaled that it was willing to […]

Adult Recovery Peer Specialist Training in Sarasota Feb 25 – Mar 1

Please distribute widely. Attached is the announcement and application for the Adult Recovery Peer Specialist Training in Sarasota Feb 25 – Mar 1.     Description:  We are pleased to announce the upcoming training for Peer Specialists as part of the initial step toward receiving certification as a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist-Adult.  The training will be held at First Step in Sarasota, FL Feb 25 – March 1, 2013. The training is an initiative of Central Florida Behavioral Network with partnership from the Florida Department of Children and Families. Central Florida Behavioral Network is an approved education provider for the Florida Certification Board.   Certified Recovery Peer Specialists (CRPS) work in a variety of settings both within and outside of the mental health system. The presence of one CRPS in the lives of Florida’s consumers is a powerful statement of belief in the reality of recovery and the power of peer support to aid in recovery. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has endorsed peer support services which will allow Florida to access a steady funding mechanism for peer support services.   Training graduates are eligible to sit for a certification examination given by the Florida Certification Board. Other requirements for certification are found at the Florida Certification Board website www.flcertificationboard.org (Click on “Certifications” in the left sidebar; click on “Certified Recovery Peer Specialist” at the top; scroll down to “CRPS Application Portfolio” and click).   Presenters:  Presenters from Birdsong Consulting will conduct the training. Both presenters are Certified […]

Certified Recovery Peer Specialist Training

In my last post I talked about Certified Recovery Peer Specialist renewing their certification. I was asked about how to get certified, well, there are 2 ways to do it… 1st find out where you can take the test and pay a fee and take the test and risk failing… or the right way and get training before the test… Yes, we all need a little training now and again… Below is info on a class you should take. R I V E R R E G I O N HUMA N S E RV I C E S , I N C . When: December 6th—10th, 2010 Where: River Region Human Services Training Center 2055 Reyko Rd. Suite #101 Jacksonville, Fl 32207 Time: 8:30am—4:30pm Cost: $ 350.00 Cost includes: Five day training, continental breakfast, lunch, all related training materials and manual. Pretest applications are available at: River Region, 2055 Reyko Rd. Suite #101 River House Drop-in-Center, 5930 Arlington Expwy Please direct any questions to trainers: Jackie Wolfgang, CRPS-A phone, 912-674-4989, jwolfgang@ rrhs.org Wesley Evans, CRPS-A phone, 850-443-5224, wevans@ rrhs.org Drop off completed pretest at River Region or either Drop-in-Center or Fax to, Wesley Evans, # 904-723-2181

Extended till November 30th: 1st Renewal for Child Welfare Case Managers (CWCM) and Mental Health Peers (CRPS)

Florida’s certified Child Welfare Case Managers (CWCM) and Recovery Peer Specialists (CRPS) must renew their credentials by October 31, 2010. I just spoke to Jordon,  at the Florida Certification Board and she told me the renew date has been extended till Tuesday, November 30th. Jordan said they have sent letter to all the Child Welfare Case Managers (CWCM) and Recovery Peer Specialists (CRPS). Yet, if were like me and did not get a letter ( I moved and forgot to update my info) you should contact them ASAP and re-new.  Payments can be made over the phone with a VISA or Master Card.  My fee was only $50.00 for CRPS and I did not have profe my CU’s.  You may want to call and make sure you don’t need to do anything more then pay a little fee. Here is what was in the Summer Florida Certification Board Briefings / Summer 2010 PDF Issue 1st Renewal Approaches for Child Welfare Case Managers and Mental Health Peers Certification is a mark of professional competency that indicates that the certified: • Has met minimum education, training, and professional experience standards. • Has passed a rigorous testing process. • Maintains a current knowledge base by completing annual continuing education units (CEUs). The FCB mails annual renewal invoices approximately 60 and 30 days prior to the renewal deadline. Invoices for the October renewal period will be mailed in August and September. The invoice will indicate the annual renewal fee AND whether or not the […]