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. 



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.