Pennsylvania Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services


PAPRS - Committees

Training and Technical Assistance Committee

 

Chairs:  Darla Dodds

             Rochelle Reimert

 

The purpose of the Training and Technical Assistance Committee is reflected in the overall goal of developing “learning opportunities for increasing the statewide capacity to provide best practice psychiatric rehabilitation services." This purpose is accomplished through the efforts of the committee as a whole in collaboration with the Director of Operations and the Executive Director.  PAPRS provides training opportunities for PAPRS member organizations and individuals including a frequently-offered CPRP test preparation course. Also, PAPRS is approved by the OMHSAS to provide the 12 hour required Orientation to Psychiatric Rehabilitation course.  In addition, training is developed for our Annual Conference Institutes and Workshops, and other training activities emerge through the provision of technical assistance activities.  Technical assistance is offered to organizations that wish to increase their capacity to provide psychiatric rehabilitation services.

 

 

Conference Committee

 

Chairs:  Jennifer McLaughlin

              Maureen Walsh

 

The Conference Committee is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of the Annual PAPRS Conference.  Typical committee projects/tasks related to Annual Conference:

  • Sponsors
  • Scholarships
  • Basket Raffle
  • Award Ceremony
  • Networking events
  • Obtaining/Selecting potential workshop proposals
  • Hotel Arrangements

 

Budget/Business Plan Committee

 

The Budget/Business Plan Committee is responsible for planning and development of the organizational annual budget and the development, implementation and revision of the PAPRS business plan. Typical committee projects/tasks related to the budget/business plan:

  • Develop organizational business plan for review by the board
  • Present the board information needed for financial management
  • Develop annual budget to support PAPRS work 
  • Collaborate with PAPRS committees to support their work
  • Identify revenue streams for the organization
  • Review PAPRS marketing plan

 

Communications Committee

 

Chair: Heidi Eastman

 

The Communications Committee is responsible for developing ways to share information related to the work of PAPRS.  The Committee evaluates and recommends vehicles for effective communication. Functions of the committee include the following:

  • Determine organizational communication goals
  • Develop and maintain PAPRS Website
  • Maximize the use of technology for communication needs
  • Ensure that PAPRS mission and values are incorporated into communication vehicles and efforts
  • Evaluate written materials related to outreach and publicity
  • Recommend plans and means for effective communication

 

Membership Committee

 

Chair: Donna Duffy Bell

 

The purpose of the PAPRS Membership Committee is to attract and retain individual and organizational members through the:

  • Outreach to all new members and telephonic outreach to new organizational members
  • Outreach to current organizational members as their memberships come due for renewal
  • Solicitation of feedback/evaluation of current and potential value-added member benefits
  • Hosting of membership events
  • Support and encouragement of current members to increase their role within PAPRS through sharing of individual and collective strengths and resources
  • Partnership with PRA to assure that PAPRS can maximally address/meet the needs of its members