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Montgomery County PA CPS Training 2016

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Transcript of Montgomery County PA CPS Training 2016

Montgomery County, PA Department of Behavioral Health
Transform Your Life in 2016:
Peer Support Certification Training

Peer Support is....
"
A system of giving and receiving help founded on key principles of respect, shared responsibility, and mutual agreement of what is helpful....It is about understanding
another’s situation empathically through the shared experience of emotional and psychological pain. When people find affiliation with others whom they feel are “like”them, they feel a connection. This connection, or affiliation, is a deep, holistic
understanding based on mutual experience where people are able to “be” with each other without the constraints of traditional (expert/patient) relationships."
-Shery Mead
Certified Peer Specialist
A Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) is an individual with lived mental health experience who has been trained and certified in the state of Pennsylvania on how to assist others in recovery and wellness.
Benefits of CPS Training
CPS Job Outlook
QUALIFICATIONS
Information Session
Free Training Opportunity
High school graduate
12 months work in last 3 years or
24 credit hours of post-secondary education in the past 3 years

June 13, 2016
Human Services Bldg.
1430 DeKalb St.
Norristown, PA 19401-0311

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Register:
Contact Donna Vaughn at dvaughn1@montcopa.org
or 610-278-3791

This 10-day training will take place over the following weekends:
9/24 & 9/25
10/8 & 10/9
10/22 & 10/23
11/5 & 11/6
11/12 & 11/13
The future possibilities of peer support services are endless and ever changing. Part of the vision is that peer support is an everyday practice that all people who come for service have the opportunity to experience.
Give back to others
Develop skills that are applicable to YOUR life and recovery
Join a growing workforce with opportunities for career growth
Gain more confidence and a sense that you can help yourself and others
CPS work encourages and allows you to both be yourself and practice your own recovery
Your job allows you to learn from your peers
Meet and interact with other peers who are on their own paths to recovery
Adjuncts:

- Youth and young adults
- Criminal justice system
- Senior adults
- Veterans

Recovering from a mental health disorder such as bipolar, schizophrenia, or depression
Please Note: You must attend all 10 days
Applications Due
July 1, 2016
Download application here:
http://bit.ly/1Rdu1mX
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