Sadly, the Florida Peer Network (FPN) will cease operation on November 16, 2012. In October 2011, we discovered that our former executive director had misappropriated funds. Unfortunately, we have not been able to overcome the financial consequences of those actions and determined we have no option but to cease to exist because of the outstanding debt. Our Board struggled for some time with identifying other options and recently came to this difficult decision.
The staff and board members of FPN would like to express our deep appreciation to all of our members and supporters from throughout the state of Florida and beyond. We have done outstanding work together and hope that each of you will remain involved in peer networking and advocacy. Make no mistake that we need to keep up this greatly needed civil rights work. The need for your strong voices is greater now than ever.
A new organization is in the beginning stages of forming. Disability Rights Florida has agreed to announce on their Facebook page when the new group is up and running and how to contact them. Please friend Disability Rights Florida on Facebook if you have not already done so.
Thank you again for everything and best wishes to all.
FPN board and staff
In Honor of Recovery Month, more than $5,500 has been allocated by NET Institute to fund 14 Recovery Heroes Training Scholarships for Adult or Veteran Certified Recovery Peer Specialists (CRPS-A/CRPS-V). Each Certified Recovery Peer Specialist Scholarship Award is valued at $395. Training is provided online and all materials are included.
Each Scholarship Award provides 40 Hours of Training required for CRPS-A or CRPS-V. Award recipients are responsible for paying a small fee of $30 to become members of the NET Recovery Care Association (NRCA).The Recovery Heroes Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Fall Newsletter will be online by October 30. Visit the Newsletter page to get the Summer 2012 and other past newsletters.
The Florida Clubhouse website is in the process of being updated and is not currently available. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Individuals with a mental illnesses are no different than others who have a chronic illness: we have to take care of ourselves so that we can enjoy our lives. These tips are suggestions to remind you how to get the most out of your life.
CEU certificates from the Peer Conference were sent out but many were returned due to incorrect addresses. If you are a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist and attended the May Conference in Altamonte Springs you can print the memo from the Florida Certification Board and submit it for your CEU's. Read this letter for more information.
Download the Certified Recovery Peer Specialist Credentials - The FCB's Application and Award Process presentation (PDF, 1.16 MB)
The Florida Peer Network, Inc. is an independent organization of and for persons with psychiatric disabilities and co-occurring disorders. Our mission is to promote recovery, quality of life, advocacy, education, mutual support, peer directed services, and participation in mental health policy design for consumers throughout the state of Florida.