North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness

Peer Support Specialist Training

Background

Recovery Works is providing a 40 hour peer specialist training event for Burke and Catawba Counties.  The 40 hours of required educational training is necessary to obtain certification as a Peer Support Specialist in North Carolina.
 
The role of a peer specialist is to use his or her own experience with a mental illness and recovery to help others who live with these illnesses.  This training will prepare individual participants to fulfill the role of a Peer Specialist.  Peer Specialists are employed in a variety of settings, including Assertive Community Treatment Teams, Community Support Teams, Recovery Education Centers and in advocacy roles.
 

Training Details

The training will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 on September 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, and 30 and October 1.  Participants must attend all ten sessions.
 
If you are interested in this training, you must submit an application form and a written statement about why you are interested in becoming a Peer Support Specialist.  Click here to download the application form.  Participants must have a high school diploma or a GED.
 
This event is being sponsored by Mental Health Partners.  There will be no direct cose to any qualified individual wishing to complete this training.
Speaker

Organizer Recovery Works

When?

Mon, Sept. 20, 2010
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
(GMT-0400) US/Eastern

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