Webinar 8/19: Exploring the Intersectionality of Peer Support and Person-Centered Planning Across Disability
During this webinar, a diverse trio of peer supporters will share their perspectives on person-centered planning in the context of their lived experience. Presenters will discuss opportunities and challenges for blending and strengthening peer support and person-centered planning in diverse communities, and in physical, mental health, and intellectual and developmental disability services.
The National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) presents a webinar: “Exploring the Intersectionality of Peer Support and Person-Centered Planning Across Disability” on August 19 at 2:30 pm ET.
- Martha Barbone served in the U.S. Air Force before being sidelined by a diagnosis of depression and PTSD. After several years including multiple hospitalizations, medications, and other treatments, she was introduced to peer support. This led to newfound hope and discovery of inner strength. Martha has worked as the director of CPS training and provided peer support on an inpatient unit, in a peer-run organization and facilitated groups in the VA. She currently is the Interim Director of Operations for iNAPS.
- Ebony Flint is a Certified Peer Specialist, a Peer Group Facilitator for Alternatives to Suicide and Hearing Voices Network, and a Wellness Recovery Action Plan Facilitator for adults, young adults, and trauma survivors, working with populations both within the community and in hospital settings. She works for Advocates, Inc as the Peer Program Coordinator for The Living Room, a 24-hour, peer run crisis alternative in Massachusetts. Her passion for this work comes from being a parent of a child with special needs and having overcome traumatic experiences herself.
- Sassy Outwater-Wright is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. She has fifteen years of experience in the digital accessibility fields, consulting for small businesses, helping make products and services digitally accessible. Her background is in user experience and project management, and she specializes in multiple disability intersectionality.
All NCAPPS webinars are recorded and archived at ncapps.acl.gov.
The National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) assists states, tribes, and territories to transform their long-term care service and support systems to implement U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy on person-centered thinking, planning, and practices. It supports a range of person-centered thinking, planning, and practices, regardless of funding source. Activities include providing technical assistance to states, tribes, and territories; establishing communities of practice to promote best practices; hosting educational webinars; and creating a national clearinghouse of resources to support person-centered practice. Visit the NCAPPS website for more information.