Peer Support Services

Peer Support Specialist 101 – Online Course

 

Peer Support Specialist 101 – Online Course


Peer support is a system of giving and receiving help founded on key principles of respect, shared responsibility and mutual agreement of what is helpful. Individuals who have common life experiences with the people they are serving deliver peer support services. By sharing their experiences, peers bring hope to people in recovery and promote a sense of belonging within the community. The services often provided by peers are multi-faceted and include, but are not limited to: individual advocacy, education, development of natural supports, support of work or other meaningful activity of the individual’s choosing, crisis management support, and specific skills training. This 46-hour self-paced course is designed provide a foundation for providing peer support services.

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Please note: completion of this course does not mean you are certified as a Peer Support Specialist (PSS). This course is designed to meet the peer recovery educational requirements of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) . It is recommended you view your own state credentialing laws and/or view the IC&RC for more information on the peer recovery credential.

 

Building Recovery Capital through Digital Health Technologies 

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Online Video Series

This 4-part recorded video series showcases digital health technologies related to recovery support services for individuals with substance use disorders, thereby helping behavioral health peer recovery, clinical and administrative staff become familiar with and develop/increase their digital health technology skills. 

You may choose to view the series in sequence or select an individual training to view. Simply click a link below to register. 
 
What are Digital Heath Technologies and How do they Work?
Presented By: Laura Griffith, BS, M.Ed., Founder/Director, Recover Wyoming, UW
Continuing Educations Hours (CEHs): 1.5
To Register: https://training.casat.org/products/989
 
Overview of Privacy and Security as it Relates to Digital Health Technologies
Presented By: Scott Breedlove, CPN, Missouri Credentialing Board (MCB)
Continuing Educations Hours (CEHs): 1.5
To Register: https://training.casat.org/products/990
 
Engagement when using Digital Health Technologies
Presented By: Diana Padilla, Program Manager, Ne-CATTC
Continuing Educations Hours (CEHs): 1.5
To Register: https://training.casat.org/products/991
 
Implementing Digital Health Technologies into your World
Presented By: Daniel Fred, MA, PRSS, Project Coordinator/Instructor, CASAT, UNR
Continuing Educations Hours (CEHs): 1.5
To Register: https://training.casat.org/products/992

The BRC Series was a collaboration between the Pacific Southwest ATTC, Mountain Plains ATTC, and CASAT Training celebrating the 2018 Recovery Month.