PeerPlus - September 2019

PeerPlus - September 2019


Training Dates: September 30 - October 4, 2019

Training Location: Oregon Research Institute
1776 Millrace Drive Eugene Oregon 97403

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

Peer Plus is primarily instructor­-led and includes powerpoint ­based instruction, videos, facilitator storytelling, group discussions, and role-playing. Youth Era trainers value the participant experience and encourage participants to share their stories and ideas during Peer Plus.