NYAPRS is pleased to announce the release of the WE Can Save Campaign Participant Workbook: A Workbook for People in Recovery Seeking Economic Self-Sufficiency.
Poverty and dependency are two of the most important barriers to psychiatric rehabilitation, recovery and wellness. Our conversations with hundreds of people in recovery have shown us that most of them have a strong desire to work, earn higher income, gain control over their personal finances, build assets, and achieve greater levels of self-sufficiency. Our surveys with practitioners also tell us that many of them want to help but do not necessarily know how. This 104-page workbook offers individuals in recovery practical information, useful worksheets, and inspiring personal stories of recovery and economic self-sufficiency; and provides practitioners with tools to support individuals to develop their readiness, create an individualized plan of action, and develop their financial skills (e.g., budgeting, accessing work incentives, filing taxes, saving, clearing and building credit).
The price of the Participant Workbook is $17.00 (for practitioners, organizational purchases and mail-in purchases). Individuals in recovery may purchase a copy at the subsidized rate of $8.00 at onsite exhibit tables, events, or when purchased directly from NYAPRS staff.
If you are a service provider, we have some other good news for you. Our team has also developed A Provider’s Guide to Promoting Economic Self-Sufficiency: A Recovery-Oriented Approach. The goal of this companion provider guide is to offer practitioners a recovery-oriented service framework, tools and curricula to work with people in recovery either in one-on-one or group settings. This Provider Guide will be released and available in mid-September 2011.