Webinars on Best Practices in Peer Support Training and Successfully Employing Peer Specialists
Best Practices in Peer Support TrainingMonday, February 5, 2018 | 3:30–5 p.m. Eastern Time
SAMHSA invites you to join a TA Coalition webinar with Mental Health America addressing best practices in peer support training. Peer support is an essential part of recovery-focused services and systems, and with the launch of the first advanced National Certified Peer Specialist Certification, individuals across the country can become certified, explore new career paths, and contribute to a growing mental health workforce. During this webinar, two national leaders in peer support training will share about the history, fundamentals, and best practices in training and how to join the growing network of trained and certified peer support specialists.
Successfully Employing Peer Specialists: A Framework and ToolsTuesday, February 6, 2018 | 2:30–4 p.m. Eastern Time
SAMHSA invites you to join a TA Coalition webinar with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors addressing successfully employing peer specialists. This training is especially designed for provider managers and supervisors, and will offer a framework for and specific tools on successfully employing peer specialists. The presenter will clarify the peer specialist role and discuss recruiting, hiring, and training peers and educating and supporting nonpeer staff. Presenters will also discuss using reasonable accommodation (Americans With Disabilities Act) Employee Assistance Programs to address job difficulties and support good performance.
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Monday, February 26, 2018, 2:30–4 p.m. Eastern Time | Criminal Justice, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and People With Mental Illnesses, with The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 2–3:30 p.m. Eastern Time | Self-Direction Through Personalized Budgeting, with the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery
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