Certified Peer Specialist – Youth Certification Training, April 17-21, 2017

Certified Peer Specialist – Youth Certification Training, April 17-21, 2017

Are you a young adult living with a mental illness, substance use and/or co-occuring diagnosis? Do you wish you could use your experiences to help youth who are going through difficult times get the support they need?

The Office of Children, Young Adults and Families, and the Office of Recovery Transformation, in partnership with the Office of Federal Grant Programs and Special Initiatives is looking for young people like you to become Certified Peer Specialist – Youth (CPS-Y) and use their lived experience to support youth through out Georgia. This five-day event is scheduled for April 17-21, 2017.

This training is intended for enrollees who meet the lived experience expectations outlined below:

  • Must be 18-26 years of age;
  • Living with a mental health (MH), substance use disorder (SUD), or co-occurring diagnosis; and a strong desire to identify themselves as a person living with a mental health condition or substance use diagnosis (current or former person receiving behavioral health services);
  • Be able to advocate for themselves;
  • Have a high school diploma or GED;
  • Be able/willing to actively seek and manage their own appropriate care; and
  • Be able to share their own personal story in a safe and appropriate way.
The Application, along with documentation, must be submitted by Friday, April 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

Click here to learn more and start your application today.

Applicants will be interviewed April 10 – April 11

 

Webinar: Multisystemic Therapy for Emerging Adults

Multisystemic Therapy for Emerging Adults: Treating Young Adults Who Have Justice Involvement and Behavioral Health Conditions

Wed, Mar 22, 2017 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

Pathways RTX invites you to participate in this webinar to learn how this ground-breaking approach is helping young people recover and live productive lives, while reducing their involvement with the Juvenile Justice system.

Click here to learn more about this webinar or to register.

Certified Peer Specialist – Parent Certification Training, March 27-31, 2017

Do you have personal experience as a parent or legal guardian of a child with behavioral health needs? Would you like to learn how you can use your experience to help other families on their journey to recovery and wellness?

The Office of Children, Young Adults and Families, and the Office of Recovery Transformation, in partnership with the Office of Federal Grant Programs and Special Initiatives is looking for parents and caregivers like you to become Certified Peer Specialist – Parents (CPS-P) and use their lived experience to support families through out Georgia. The class is scheduled for March 27-31, 2017. More information about how you can apply to become a CPS-P is listed below:

Applications are being accepted from parent or guardian enrollees who meet the lived experience expectations below and also must meet the following criteria:

  1. Candidates must be the parent or legal guardian of a child living with a mental illness, substance use and/or co-occurring diagnosis; and one of the following:
  2. Currently employed doing Peer Parent Support ; or
  3. Currently employed in the public sector Behavioral Health system as a paraprofessional and have the desire to distinguish themselves as a Parent CPS-P; or
  4. Have related experience serving youth and families through participation in community volunteering, support groups, family organizations and/or advocacy.
Space is limited, so don’t miss out!
Applications and required documentation are due by March 10, 2017.

Click here to learn more and start your application today.

 

Certified Peer Specialist – Youth Certification Training, Feb 6-10, 2017

Are you a young adult living with a mental illness, substance use and/or co-occuring diagnosis? Do you wish you could use your experiences to help youth who are going through difficult times get the support they need?

The Office of Children, Young Adults and Families, and the Office of Recovery Transformation, in partnership with the Office of Federal Grant Programs and Special Initiatives is looking for young people like you to become Certified Peer Specialist – Youth (CPS-Y) and use their lived experience to support youth through out Georgia. This five-day event is scheduled for February 6-10, 2017.

This training is intended for enrollees who meet the lived experience expectations outlined below:

  • Must be 18-26 years of age;
  • Living with a mental health (MH), substance use disorder (SUD), or co-occurring diagnosis; and a strong desire to identify themselves as a person living with a mental health condition or substance use diagnosis (current or former person receiving behavioral health services);
  • Be able to advocate for themselves;
  • Have a high school diploma or GED;
  • Be able/willing to actively seek and manage their own appropriate care; and
  • Be able to share their own personal story in a safe and appropriate way.
The Application, along with documentation, must be submitted by Friday, January 20, 2017.

Click here to learn more and start your application today.

Applicants will be interviewed January 23 – January 26

 

Certified Peer Specialist – Parent Certification Training, Feb 20-24, 2017

Do you have personal experience as a parent or legal guardian of a child living with a mental illness, substance use and/or co-occuring diagnosis? Do you wish you could use that experience to help other families navigate through the education, legal, and behavioral health system barriers that often prevent them from getting the help they truly need?

The Office of Children, Young Adults and Families, and the Office of Recovery Transformation, in partnership with the Office of Federal Grant Programs and Special Initiatives is looking for parents and caregivers like you to become Certified Peer Specialist – Parents (CPS-P) and use their lived experience to support families through out Georgia. The class is scheduled for February 20-24, 2017. More information about how you can apply to become a CPS-P is listed below:

Applications are being accepted from parent or guardian enrollees who meet the lived experience expectations below and also must meet the following criteria:

  1. Candidates must  be the parent or legal guardian of a child living with a mental illness, substance use and/or co-occurring diagnosis; and one of the following:
  2. Currently employed doing Peer Parent Support ; or
  3. Currently employed in the public sector Behavioral Health system as a paraprofessional and have the desire to distinguish themselves as a Parent CPS-P; or
  4. Have related experience serving youth and families through participation in community volunteering, support groups, family organizations and/or advocacy.
Space is limited, so don’t miss out!
Applications and required documentation are due by February 2, 2017.

Click here to learn more and start your application today.