organi(zized)

In Taxi Driver, De Niro tells the woman of his fixation, “… I’m going to get ‘organzized‘ (organized) and it’s poignantly pathetic and sweet but it’s where I am tonight I’m currently studying (Mometrix NASW and the Social Work ASWB Masters Exam Guide, 2nd Ed., A.C., 2019) for the National Association of Social Workers testContinue reading “organi(zized)”

The Horror, The Horror

Written by Amanda Barnabe and Jen M. Padron The first line of treatment in US psychiatric care is the prescription of psychotropic medications to an effected individual exhibiting mental diversity symptomology entailing behavioral and/or physical medically descriptive treatment. The symptoms and prescribed diagnosis, according to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual’s (DSM-5, 2016) symptomology of “Serious Mental Illness”Continue reading “The Horror, The Horror”

US Peer Services | Supports Initiative Fall 2015 – Winter 2016 Coming Soon

It is in my opinion, speaking as a person with shared lived experience and as a Certified Peer Specialist with my fingers in the water of US Peer initiatives, that we’re on an exciting pathway that is entirely Spirit led. I was recently at AltCon15 in Memphis | Tennessee that Peer Link and MHA ofContinue reading “US Peer Services | Supports Initiative Fall 2015 – Winter 2016 Coming Soon”

Padron Logarithm for Quantifying Related Peer Workforce Medicaid State by State Rehab Option Functions

Quantifying Peer Service Deliverables Formula for # Referrals: [(a)(b)(c)/(c/(e/f) = x][1] Where (a) Number(s) of CPS Medicaid Service Deliverable(s) Code(s)  X  (b) Dollar Value for Fifteen Minute Billable Protocol per type of Service Deliverable[i]  X  (c) CPS Point of Contacts Per Annum Medicaid Service Deliverable / (d) FY [e.g., 15, 16, 17] / (e) numberContinue reading “Padron Logarithm for Quantifying Related Peer Workforce Medicaid State by State Rehab Option Functions”

Expert Q & A with Jen Padron and Dr. Nev Jones

“If you want Recovery-based look at time tested work coming out of Boston University, University Pennsylvania, Temple University, Rutgers University, Yale University, the University of Southern California, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the work of Pat Deegan, Mary Ellen Copeland, Steve Harrington, Sheri Mead and Chris Hansen, Dan Fisher, Peggy Swarbrick, Mark Salzer, John Brekke, Laysha Ostrow, Lauren Tenney, Ron Manderscheid and others. It is interesting to me but makes total sense that most, if not all of innovative and emerging work around Recovery, the CPS, Recovery Coach, Community Health Worker Promotora is being developed by peer-led interest groups who are carefully tucked into national oversight behavioral and health leadership organizations (e.g., ACMHA College for Behavioral Health Leadership’s Peer Leadership Interest Group) and initiated MCO Integration initiatives are rolling out (in ’15-’16) an array of CPS service deliverables that will grow a US Peer workforce exceeding the recognized state’s Medicaid Rehabilitation Option billing model (e.g., Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Medications Management, Case Management).”