AARP Fraud Watch Network VOA | ReST Program is designed to address the emotional impact of your experience. We offer free, facilitated peer discussion groups that seek to provide emotional support for you and others in similar situations. Family members are invited to participate at your discretion.
AARP Fraud Watch Network VOA | ReST Program is online and confidential. Small peer groups are led in discussion by one or more trained peer facilitators. The aim is to help you reestablish trust, integrate your experience, and build back your resilience despite a difficult and painful occurrence.
Online, hour-long sessions are scheduled nearly every day. You can join by a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Discussions are confidential. You are welcome to attend one session or several – it's your choice.
Experiencing a scam can be devastating, but it doesn't have to define you. Sign up for a session and take an important step toward emotional recovery.
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 Fa...
Social worker with lived experience
I am a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist who has worked in hospital, rehabilitation, and community-based social service settings. I focus on advocating for others to ensure everyone has access to the resources necessary to live life in a way that is meaningful to them. I embrace honesty, transparency, and vulnerability in all areas of my life. I am ready and willing to go where I am needed and do whatever comes to hand to assist others in gaining stability and peace. When I'm asked what I most want out of my life, my answer has always been "to make a difference."