VOA|ReST: Resilience Strength Time

Hosted By
Rosemary W.
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2024 | 09:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
5 seats remaining
About this meeting
VOA|ReST is an online peer support service providing the benefits of a confidential, interactive process to individuals who are struggling with loneliness, stress and fatigue during these extraordinary times. Each VOA|ReST group – led by up to two facilitators– follows processes designed to discharge distress and enable rediscovery of positive commitments to work and lifestyle goals. It is one way of alleviating exposure to moral distress experienced by frontline workers in long-term care, health care, social services and the general public during the current global health crisis. Without a chance to address these sometimes-debilitating feelings, people are at risk for moral injury, which over time may deepen into the destruction of integrity and character. Moral distress is characterized by emotions such as shame, guilt, humiliation, fury, despair, self-loathing, sorrow and a loss of trust. Sessions are limited to 10 or less participants. Video use, with your camera, is required for participation in VOA|ReST sessions. If you are using a mobile device/phone, go to your web browser, and log onto HeyPeers! to access your scheduled meeting.
  • Host

    Rosemary W.

    Peer Supporter

    State Certified Peer Supporter

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  • Co-host

    Yuri Y.

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About the host
My professional certifications include Certified Work Incentives Practitioner, National Certified Peer Specialist, Certified Recovery Peer Specialist and a Copeland Center trained Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) facilitator. I am also trained and certified in Digital Peer Support and Supporting Older Adults Remotely. My most authentic credential is my lived experience. I have been providing peer support professionally since 2008 in the community mental health system, in-patient settings, and informal community settings. I have 6 years experience working in a Forensic Treatment Facility and a State Hospital. I have been a facilitator for Support Groups Central. for 4 years. My personal challenges with mental health issues allow me to provide recovery skills in a variety of ways including individual peer coaching, online and in-person support group meetings, and providing Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) training. I know first hand the struggle of returning to the workforce after a mental health crisis. My areas of expertise include Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC), the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Social Security, and Medicaid and Medicare issues. As a Certified Work Incentives Practitioner, I can assist individuals receiving SSI/SSDI in understanding how going to work will affect their benefits and how to make the most of the work incentives offered by Social Security which can lower your countable income.
Motivation for help
Peer support has been instrumental in my own recovery. I think I was born an advocate and have always been the type of person who desires to help others. Now with peer support I can help others going through struggles similar to my own.
Recent reviews
Rosemary does an outstanding job ...
May 25, 2024
As always, these meetings are great!
May 25, 2024
Rosemary is a great trainer. She explains things on a level which is easily understood and definitely knows her way around the platform.
May 25, 2024
Rosemary is a wonderful group leader. She's very supportive and knows just what to say and when. I feel very happy and comfortable in her groups.
May 25, 2024
DBSA: Please create a regular meeting for people experiencing suicidal ideation. There is no place on the platform to specifically and openly discuss this topic. If/when this group is launched, please assign a facilitator with lived experience in this subject. Thank you.
May 24, 2024
Rosemary is great at running the group and the breakout room -- great facilitating of the topics and the shares -- and also shared some very interesting and helpful things from her own experience. Thank you!
May 24, 2024
Christina is an excellent leader.
May 24, 2024
Rosemary does an outstanding job!
May 18, 2024
Amazing group leader, as always.
May 18, 2024
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Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America and its Shay Moral Injury Center is dedicated to education, research and recovery strategies for moral distress and moral injury. Developed using best practices of its evidence-based Resilience Strength Training program for veterans, VOA|ReST meetings are ideal for care workers, first responders, veterans, and anyone in high stakes professions looking for some relief. Through its hundreds of housing, health and human service programs, Volunteers of America touches the lives of 1.5 million people in over 400 communities in 46 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico each year. Since 1896, our work touches the mind, body, heart — and ultimately the spirit — of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.