PeerPlus - September 2018

PeerPlus - September 2018

400.00 450.00

Training Dates: September 10-14, 2018

Training Location: First United Methodist Church, 1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland, OR 97201

This training enables Peer Support Providers to register with the state as certified Peer Support Specialists. 

 

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Youth Peer Support Specialist Certification Training

Our Youth Peer Support Specialist training, PeerPlus, is a forty-hour Oregon Health Authority approved training for peer support specialists specifically tailored to fit the needs of youth/young adult peer support providers. This training enables peer support providers to register with the state as certified peer support specialists. This training provides a well-rounded, uniform base of knowledge and covers a variety of support methods centered on the lived experiences of the peer. 

Training topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Youth engagement
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Person-centered planning
  • Confidentiality
  • Mandatory reporting
  • Grief
  • Suicide
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual assault
  • History of the peer movement
  • Development of the peer profession
  • Youth developmental assets
  • Ethics and boundaries

PeerPlus is largely an instructor­lead training that includes powerpoint ­based instruction, videos, facilitator storytelling, group discussions, and role-playing. The training emphasizes the value of participant experience and encourages participants to share their stories and ideas during the training.