Posted May 21, 2018
What is a Certified Peer Specialist?
A Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) is a person who is willing to self-identify as a person with a serious behavioral health disorder (mental illness, or co-occurring disorder) with lived experiences. To be certified, the person must have received specific training in the role, functions and skills of the Certified Peer Specialist position. The purpose of a Certified Peer Specialist is to support others in their recovery process. This relationship between peers is characterized by mutual trust and respect, sharing of experiences, learning about the recovery process, supporting the peer in multiple settings, achieving goals and moving toward a more meaningful life in the community.
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm
The Institute for Community Justice – Reentry Center
1207 Chestnut Street – 2nd Floor
Philadelphia PA, 19103
To register contact- Thomas Ford, Reentry Center Program Coordinator at: 215-525-0451 or firstname.lastname@example.org