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Peer Support Specialist Career Training Ed2Go

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Have you overcome addiction or a mental disorder personally or been very close to someone who has? When you understand first-hand how important it is to have a good support system, it's natural to want to help others facing the same problems. The Peer Support Specialist course will provide you with the education and training you need to appropriately help others and use your experiences for positive outcomes. Whether you've experienced recovery from addiction, mental illness, or co-occurring substance and mental disorders becoming a Peer Support Specialist may be a great option for you. You will gain an understanding of the roles of Peer Specialists and Peer Supporters relative to advocacy, addressing stigma and discrimination, interpersonal communication, an overview of mental health and substance use disorders, cultural competence, ethical responsibilities and legal issues, including HIPAA. You'll learn to empower and help others through videos portraying stories of peers in recovery from mental illness and/or addiction throughout the coursework, and become a role model for others and show them that it is possible to achieve recovery. This course includes content and standards that are promoted by INAOPS, the International Association of Peer Supporters and may be accepted by State Certification Boards that provide credentials for Recovery Peer Specialists or Peer Supporters. You should check with your State Certification Boards for more information on Certification.

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Class Details

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Ed2Go Career Training Website

Varied Instructor 

CEUs : 4

Start Date:upon registration



Please read:  Special Notes: Hardware Requirements: • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac. Software Requirements: • PC: Windows XP or later. • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later. • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible. • Microsoft Word (not included in enrollment). • Microsoft Excel (not included in enrollment). • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player. • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader. • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins. Other: • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account. The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks to complete all of your course work, including the final exam.



Registration Closes On
Friday, August 14, 2020 @ 2:00 AM

Schedule Information

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