Day One: Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 am

Training: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Day Two: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 am

Training: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

(Lunch will be on your own both days)

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Meeting Location

Please note that the meeting location has changed.

Hyatt Regency Boston 
One Avenue de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111

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Rooms are no longer being offerred at the federal lodging rate. If you still need reservations, please contact the TA Center.

Hyatt Regency Boston

One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02116

(617) 422-5574

Club Quarters Hotel in Boston

161 Devonshire Street, Boston, MA 02110

www.clubquarters.com | (203) 905-2100

Room, tax and incidental charges will be the responsibility of each guest. A credit card will be required at time of reservation and upon check-in.


Amy Springmeyer 
Now Is The Time Technical Assistance Center 

Now Is The Time - Healthy Transitions

Developing and Financing Peer-to-Peer Support Services across the Care Continuum Training

August 23-24, 2016 | Boston, MA

This 2-day training will cover modifications needed to tailor adult peer support models to develop youth peer services that address the developmental needs of young adults, while also addressing cross systems considerations in design and sustainability.  Building an understanding of the unique needs of young adults and the special considerations in planning for youth peer support will be emphasized. The training will include case examples from states that have been able to design, implement and sustain specialized youth peer support programs. An emphasis will be made on the inclusion and development of a continuous quality improvement (CQI) and evaluation process of services including meaningful youth voice.

Content will include:

  • Using strategies for establishing new or expanding existing peer support models
  • Establishing diverse array of funding options for youth peer support
  • Developing systems and policies regarding youth peer support services

Audience. Project Director, Youth Coordinator, state Medicaid and/or behavioral health office, current or potential employers of youth peer providers, youth peer providers and/or youth leaders

 Learning Objectives.

  • Assess state readiness and implementation stage for youth peer support services, including current financing mechanisms 
  • Identify current peer support models serving youth/young adults and families, including any developed curricula and/or certification processes
  • Enhance grantee capacity to strengthen peer support across both informal and formal services, allowing them to meet a wide array of need for youth/young adults 

For reference during the training. Grant communities are being asked to bring the following:

  •  HT Finance Plan
  •  Peer job descriptions, if available
  •  Supervision job descriptions, if available
  •  and/or Medicaid language for peer support programs

Readiness Assessment

 Participants are also asked to complete the Readiness Assessment  prior to the training: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HT-FinancingYPS.



 Brianne Masselli, Director of Technical Assistance and Evaluation, Youth M.O.V.E National, Hannah Raiche, Member Services Youth Program Specialist, Youth M.O.V.E. National, and Jim Wotring, Director, National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health - Assistant Professor, Georgetown University


Other Details

Please note that participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging arrangements and will be on their own for meals both days.