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From Re-entry to Recovery - Peer Support for Transition to the Community

About the Course:

In this presentation, Elissa Nulton and Christy DeFeo discuss how peer support contributes to reduced criminal justice recidivism and supports re-entry of people with behavioral health conditions. Examples of existing programs are described, and practical tips for integrating peer support for transition to the community are offered. Recovery to Practice (RTP) training helps behavioral health and general healthcare practitioners improve delivery of recovery-oriented services, supports, and treatment.

This course is based on the recorded webinar, From Re-entry to Recovery – Peer Support for Transition to the Community created by Elissa Nulton and Christy DeFeo in 2017.

Publication Date:

Aired Jan. 24, 2017

Course Material Authors

Elissa Nulton

Elissa Nulton is the Chief Operating Officer at Peerstar LLC℠, a community behavioral healthcare service working toward recovery and integration. Elissa has Worked in mental health field as Direct Care, Case Manager, VP of Operations and Manager of JCAHO Accredited Organizations for over 20 years. She has been actively involved in the development and oversight of the Forensic Peer Support Program at Peerstar, LLC.

Christy DeFeo

Christy DeFeo is the Director of Forensic Programs at Peerstar LLC℠, a community behavioral healthcare service working toward recovery and integration.

Course Creator

Anna Lynn Hollis, Ph.D., School Psychologist

Anna Hollis, Ph.D., NCSP, is a nationally certified School Psychologist, currently practicing in Detroit, Michigan. She is licensed as a psychologist and certified as a school psychologist to practice in 2 states (Michigan and South Carolina). She is a member of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP); the Michigan Association of School Psychologists (MASP); and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). Dr. Hollis obtained her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Carolina. Her professional interests include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Positive Psychology; Trauma-Informed Practice; and Urban School Psychology.

Recommended For:

Any professional working with youths and the criminal justice system. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss how peer support contributes to reduced criminal justice recidivism and supports re-entry into the community for people with behavioral health conditions.

  2. Describe examples of how existing programs work.

  3. Discuss how to incorporate peer support programming in order to help clients with re-entry/transition into the community.

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Course Number 102360
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