PeerPlus - December 2018

PeerPlus - December 2018

400.00 450.00

Training Dates: December 3-7, 2018

Training Location: Eugene, OR

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.