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If you are an individual or organizational member experiencing difficulty with log in or access to the site, or if you are a non-member who wants to set a non-member profile, please go to the Log in Help article for further information.

If you need help to edit your profile, please go to Editing Individual and Organizational Profiles.


September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month.

National Suicide Prevention Week is September 4th-10th

World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10th

 Access the Suicide Prevention Guide published by Aevidum, Pennsylvania Network of Student Assistance Service, Prevent Suicide PA,  Jana Marie Foundation here: 

                2022 Suicide Prevention Guide

 


PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 5230

The Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services issued proposed rulemaking to amend 55 Pa.Code Chapter 5230 Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services on July 9, 2022.  The proposed amendment includes the addition of services for Youth and Young Adults, and addresses changes in the updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual that affect eligibility for services.  The proposed amendment also addresses the availability of telehealth and services provided in the individual’s home, as well as updated requirements for staff credentials and clearances, quality management requirements and reduced paperwork requirements related to obtaining the individual’s signature on service documents. 

To read the publication, go to:  http://www.pacodeandbulletin.gov/Display/pabull?file=/secure/pabulletin/data/vol52/52-28/1008.html

The publication contains two sections:  the Preamble, which explains the proposed changes and the rationale for making the proposed changes; and Annex A which is the regulation, and which shows all proposed deletions and additions. Within the Annex, bold items in brackets are deletions; bold items that are underlined are additions.

The period for public comment on the proposed amendment to 55 Pa.Code Chapter 5230 Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services closed on August 8, 2022.  To view the list of public commentators and open and read their comments, go to: http://www.irrc.state.pa.us/regulations/fullList.cfm?ID=3358&typ=ppc

At the close of the Public Comment period, OMHSAS will begin a review of all comments received and will prepare the “final form” of Chapter 5230.  This is a lengthy process that culminates with formal review by the Independent Regulatory Review Commission during a public hearing.  Until then, this publication is a proposal and will not be enforced. Please continue to operate under Chapter 5230 as codified on May 11, 2013.


 Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk

  

AMSR ad June 2022

 

New dates have been added.

To register for AMSR:

Go to the PAPRS Calendar on the PAPRS website

Navigate to the date for the session, scroll down and click on the link to register for the session date you have chosen

Complete and submit the registration form.












 

 

 

 

 


2022 Conference a Huge Success!

 

Save the Date 2022 Conference

 

PAPRS would like to offer our sincere thanks to our sponsors, speakers, and attendees for participating in our 2022 virtual conference.  The conference featured four keynote presentations, twenty workshops and two meetings. We had 20 sponsors, and 309 people attending part or all of the conference.  Please visit the conference tab to learn more about the Keynote speakers, Award Winners and Poster Contest Winners.  Please revisit the Attendee Hub if you did not have a chance to view the Exhibitor Hall and view all those great resources.  The Hub will remain open until July 28,2022.

The Attendee Hub is now closed.  Please log in to the PAPRS.org website and go to My Continuing Education Transcript under the Education & Consultation tab to view and download your transcript and certificates.


PRA Update

PRA has recently transitioned to a new management company, Meaningful Measurement, for Membership and Certification processes. We are already seeing hopeful signs of improvement.

If you have unresolved issues with membership status or certification status, please go to the PRA UPDATE to read the message from PRA and find current contact information.  If your last message to PRA requesting help was prior to March 2022, please contact them again to request assistance.  PAPRS is very hopeful that you will now be able to get resolution.


 Coming Soon

  • Opportunities for Members to participate in Community Forums through this website
  • Launch of PAPRS new LMS platform
  • Tools to track your continuing education hours within your profile
  • Registration is now open for the Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) course.  Please visit the Education tab for a description and list of dates.

 Check out our virtual training opportunities!

Visit the upcoming Events menu, or the Calendar for dates, and visit the Training and Consultation menu for more detailed information about training opportunities. 

 

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PAPRS training is approved for continuing education credit by the PRA Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery. PAPRS awards CE hours for CPRP and CFRP certification.

 

 

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 PRA offers training and continuing education opportunities through the Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery, your trusted source of vetted, important information, comprised of programs in the areas of psychiatric rehabilitation, as well as leadership and management. To grow and train the recovery workforce, the Academy provides whole lifelong career learning in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Wellness, Resiliency & Recovery.

 

 

What is Psychiatric Rehabilitation?

Psychiatric Rehabilitation is a strengths-based community mental health service focused on helping an individual living with a mental illness to create the necessary positive changes in skills and resources that will lead to success and satisfaction in chosen roles within the Psychiatric Rehabilitation domains. Psychiatric Rehabilitation services are driven by the individual and based on personal preferences and choice. The Psychiatric Rehabilitation process is founded in hope and the belief that all individuals can utilize a recovery journey to enhance their own quality of life. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services are based upon a professional Code of Ethics developed by PRA.

What are the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Domains?

Living
Learning
Working
Socializing
Staying Healthy
Domain Descriptions