Inspiring Hope among a group of people who need it most!

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Peer Specialists Inspire Hope for Recovery

This training is for Veterans who are seeking to become a Peer Specialist and who desire the knowledge that will enhance their own understanding and experience. You will be prepared to “stand shoulder to shoulder” and provide support services to other Veterans receiving mental health, substance abuse, or trauma services in a public or private setting.

In this 40 hour, self-paced, online training you will receive:
Skills Training and Tools

Learn about your role relative to advocacy, addressing stigma, interpersonal communication, developing resilience skills for returning home, an overview of mental health and substance use disorders, and ethical responsibilities. Learn the competencies recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs for Peer Specialists.

Valuable Insight

Learn how you can contribute to the development of a recovery culture in mental health organizations. You will also learn the value of inspiring hope in those you serve.

Goals of a Peer Specialist

Learn about career development, continuing education and common definitions for peer support staff. Learn about your appropriate roles in the workplace and the variety of tasks performed by Peer Specialists.

We know that Peer Support works because it provides a way for people to share their real life stories of recovery with individuals and families who are facing similar challenges with little hope.

Our 40 hour Peer Specialist Fundamentals Program can be used in partial fulfillment of the educational requirements established by the Florida Certification Board credential for the Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (CRPS-A) program.

Courses Included with Training:

  • Peer Specialist Overview
  • Recovery & Resiliency
  • Legal Issues and HIPPA
  • Stigma Issues
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Cultural Competence
  • Ethics: Peer Specialist
  • Adult Education
  • Community Reintegration
  • Veterans Navigating Systems

NET Institute does NOT certify students or award credentials.

This program includes content and standards that are promoted by INAOPS, the International Association of Peer Supporters and may be accepted by the Department of Veteran Affairs, and/or various State Certification Boards that provide credentials for Recovery Peer Specialists or Peer Supporters.

Note: Students should check with their State Certification Boards or other related agencies for more information on Certification.

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