This is a 60-hour comprehensive training for individuals interested in becoming Nationally Certified Peer Support Specialists or to further their existing knowledge of Peer Support. This training uses The 5 Primary Tools as it’s founding principles. Not only preparation for a Peer Support Career, PEERiodical curriculum supports the development of relationship-building skills and recovery support that benefits anyone on their personal recovery journey. This nationally approved curriculum is split between 40 hours of face-to-face training and 20 hours of online course work.
The 5 Primary Tools are:
1. Authentic Engagement
2. Conscious Exploration
3. Personal Wellness
4. Empowered Advocacy
5. Possible Together
The Core Competencies of PEERiodical curriculum include:
Peer Support Basics
Health, Wellness, and Recovery
Leadership and Advocacy
Crisis Management; Collaboration and Teamwork
Personalizing Peer Support
Resources, Services, and Supports
Professional Growth and Development
Through several competency checks, role plays, and quizzes, the practical skills learned throughout this course are ready to be applied in real-life circumstances upon completion of this course.