When:
November 26, 2018 – November 30, 2018 all-day
2018-11-26T00:00:00-05:00
2018-12-01T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
Southern Regional AHEC
1601 Owen Drive Classrooms B and E (3rd Floor) Fayetteville
NC
Cost:
256
Contact:
SRAHEC
910-678-7226

Description

Certified Peer Support Specialist Training includes the specific Peer Academy training, and 20 hours of Continuing Professional Development training: The twenty hours of training consists of Mental Health First Aid, The Challenge of Opioids, and Using Harm Reduction in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders. Participants are able to apply for certification upon completion.
Peer Academy is the culmination of years of experience from international peer experts who, in addition to serving as peer specialists, have started up, developed, and currently operate successful peer organizations and programs. The developers and facilitators of Peer Academy are skilled and are committed to sharing their expertise in building a competent, qualified peer workforce as an investment in developing future leaders in the peer movement. Peer Academy is NOT an entry level training about personal recovery and peer support. Rather, it is an intense and rigorous professional development course that includes pre-academy coursework, homework, class exercises, and sharing your recovery story in class. PLEASE NOTE: Acceptance into Peer Academy is competitive, therefore we use an application and interview process to select participants. Those who are well-grounded in their own recovery and are committed to excelling as a peer specialist should apply. Once registered, we will contact you regarding next steps.

Note: participants must attend all sessions and topics.

Objectives

  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to describe the history of the peer movement and how that foundation led to the contemporary peer support role.
  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to discuss experiential practice to build skills and apply tools necessary for effective peer support.
  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to identify and describe comprehensive experiences for peer support specialists.
  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to describe needed actions to apply for certification after the completion of this 60 hour coursework.
  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to describe the difference between peer support and other professional roles within the behavioral health system, maintaining the principle and integrity of the peer role.
  • Peer Academy: Participants are able to describe the difference between peer support and other professional roles within the behavioral health system, maintaining the principle and integrity of the peer role.
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid: Participants are able to describe the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in their communities.
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid: Participants are able to identify a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, to select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care.
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid: Participants are able to discuss the evidence-based professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem
  • Challenge of Opioid Addiction: Participants are able to describe the effects of opioid use on patients, their support groups, and their communities.
  • Challenge of Opioid Addiction: Participants are able to identify therapeutic interventions, theories, and best practices.
  • Challenge of Opioid Addiction: Participants are able to identify three factors associated with determining a substance use disorder.
  • Challenge of Opioid Addiction: Participants are able to discuss three approaches used in the treatment of opioid use and induced disorders.
  • Harm Reduction: Participants are able to identify a rationale for the use of harm reduction techniques in the treatment of addictive diseases.
  • Harm Reduction: Participants are able to discuss harm reduction strategies that can be combined with evidence-based practices.
  • Harm Reduction: Participants are able to identify at least one strategy that may be used in developing a treatment plan using harm reduction.

Audience

The target audience has been planned to support an array of community, legal, health and human services organizations to include hospitals, emergency rooms, substance use disorder treatment centers, faith-based organizations, emergency medical services, departments of social services, law enforcement, judicial systems, primary care settings, emergency shelters, non-profits and other interested persons.

Available Credits

CEU 0.80
Contact Hours 8.00
NAADAC 8.00

Event Fees

For registration and payment received on or before November 19, 2018.

$256.00