Online meetings

During the coronavirus pandemic, DBSA Westchester NY will be holding online meetings instead of in-person meetings. Starting Wednesday, June 24, 2020, we will use the Zoom platform for our online meetings. See our Announcements page for updates.

You may connect to a meeting by telephone (audio only), by smartphone or tablet, or by a laptop or desktop computer. If you are connecting with a device that supports video, you may choose to enable or disable your device’s camera.

Instructions on how to connect to our Zoom meetings were sent to our group’s mailing list. If you are a group member or if you want to join our group and you need instructions for connecting, please email or contact Chris at the phone number listed on our web site’s Contact Us page.

Out of respect for everyone’s privacy, please try to find a private space from which to attend the meetings. If you enable your device’s camera, try to avoid letting non-members in your meeting space see the meeting video. You should not record any part of the meeting in either audio or video, or any other participant’s personal information (phone number, email address, etc.); doing so would be a gross violation of our group’s guidelines.

Your privacy

We configured our Zoom meetings to require a password. If you join by clicking the link we provided, the password is embedded (in encrypted form) in the link, so you don’t need to enter it manually. Online meetings are inherently less private than in-person meetings, so please use your own judgment in deciding whether to join our online meetings. If you phone in, your phone number may be visible to other participants who connect online.

Online meeting guidelines

Our Meeting Guidelines page lists general guidelines and special guidelines for online meetings. Please follow the guidelines to ensure that our meetings are welcoming and supportive for everyone in the group.

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