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Peer Support Specialist

This online course will introduce you to Peer Recovery Services, which are provided by people who have personal experience in recovery from addiction, mental illness, or co-occurring substance and mental disorders.

Peer Support Specialist
$595.00 (USD)

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Overview

Objective

What you will learn

  • The central knowledge base and behaviors of effective Peer Support promoted by iNAOPS
  • The attributes, roles, duties and guidelines for a Peer Specialist
  • Recognize aspects of recovery unique to the individual, as well as developing their own recovery definition
  • The creating and exploring of community resources, courtroom etiquette, help peers identify and understand communication barriers, and the reasoning behind documenting practices
  • How transformational language helps a peer specialist in the transformation in services for people with mental health problems
  • Various communication techniques commonly used in a peer support setting
  • The history of mental illness with attention to how and why the recovery model has emerged
  • Tools that will help you develop appropriate and effective ways of approaching peers and/or veterans with a substance disorder and/or co-occurring disorder
  • Cultural differences you are likely to encounter as a peer specialist
  • The critical nature of how ethics and boundaries play an integral role in the daily job of a peer specialist
  • The basics necessary to assist with peer reintegration into the community
  • A comprehensive concept of wellness that goes beyond being free of disease or sickness

How you will benefit

  • Prepare for a career as a Recovery Peer Specialist or Recovery Peer Support
  • Give back to the community by using your personal experience to positively affect the lives of others
  • Receive training that will help you properly educate other adults and improve their odds of beating addiction
  • Open the door to new career opportunities in an in-demand field

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Requirements

Prerequisites

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Labette Community College

200 S. 14th St.
Parsons, KS 67357 US
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