Description: 

Upon completion class, students will be able to:

  • Define the roles and responsibilities of a Peer Support Specialist
  • Describe how to work with a team
  • Describe how to resolve conflict and adhere to ethics and agency standards
  • Have resources to monitor and protect their recovery through the importance of self-care.

Course Summary:

Based on the 50 competencies required of approved Peer Support Specialist curriculum, all competencies will be taught and discussed in class through the use of lecture based on the text consisting of 15 chapters including an Introduction, Self-Care and Commitment to Personal Recovery, What is a Peer Support Specialist, What is Recovery, Substance use and Co-occurring Disorders, Understanding Mental Illness, Trauma-Informed Practice, Cultural Competency and Diversity, Stigma, Relationship Building: Values and Beliefs, Communication, Problem Solving, Facilitating and Instructing Groups, Conflicts in the Workplace, In Support of Military Service Members and their Families.

Embedded throughout the training to enhance the learning environment and the students’ confidence through practical application of roles are activities that include sharing of experiences, video vignettes, role plays, paired and group activities, Pause and Practice, and review questions at the end of each chapter.

A final exam is administered for which the students are adequately prepared to succeed.      

The course is 100% online and delivered via the Zoom Platform.

Meeting Dates Online Are:

Monday, February 1 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM (Lunch Break from 11:00 AM to Noon)

Tuesday, February 2 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM (Lunch Break from 11:00 AM to Noon)

Wednesday, February 3 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM (Lunch Break from 11:00 AM to Noon)

Thursday, February 4 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM (Lunch Break from 11:00 AM to Noon)

Friday, February 5 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM (Lunch Break from 11:00 AM to Noon)

Saturday, February 6 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM (Lunch Break from 11:00 AM to Noon)

Monday, February 8 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 12:00 Noon until 2:00 PM (Lunch Break from 11:00 AM to Noon)

Tuesday, February 9 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 

 

Training Dates (enter the start and end dates and times for your training event): 
02/01/2021 - 9:00am to 02/09/2021 - 2:00pm
Contact Person: 
C. Jamie Edwards
Trainer's Name: 
Mrs. Terri Spears, M.Ed, LCAS, CPSS
Cost: 
$335.00
Maximum Number of Participants: 
10
Minimum Number of Participants: 
6
Location: 

Online Via Zoom.   Email Jamie Edwards at jedwards@ncpreventiontta.org for the registration link.

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