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Virtual Networking: Communication Access in Recovery Community Organizations

March 18: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

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The Peer Recovery Center of Excellence, in partnership with Communities for Recovery, is hosting monthly virtual networking sessions to gather recovery community stakeholders interested in addressing communication access challenges and developing solutions.

Communication access means providing assistance to all who need it, including individuals who are Deaf or have hearing loss, are blind or have low vision, or people who have limited English proficiency (LEP). Effective communication access ensures an equal opportunity to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, a service, program, or activity. At this time, the virtual networking sessions will focus on communication access related to hearing loss or deafness with the PRS workforce.

Participants of these sessions might be: Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH) Peer Recovery Specialists, other professionals serving the DHH recovery community, and leaders interested in building the infrastructure and support for the DHH Peer Recovery Specialist workforce.

The virtual networking sessions are a space for attendees to discuss what is working and to identify potential solutions to the communication access barriers the DHH PRS workforce faces.

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Funding for this initiative was made possible by grant no. 1H79TI083022 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.