New Certification for Peer Specialists
Our Parent Peer Support Group meets on Wednesday nights from 6:45-
Certified Peer Specialists Recognized with Full Certification Process
The requirements for the grandparenting process must be met but no additional exam will be required. Requirements include:
- You must have completed the two-week peer specialist training from one of the recognized training vendors. Those two vendors are the Institute for Recovery and RI Consulting.
- Complete the CPS Grandparenting Application and sign and date a Peer-specific code of ethical conduct.
- Signed and notarized release form.
This new formal certification through the PCB is designed to help strengthen the profession and give CPSs a stronger voice, while maintaining the essence of peer support in delivering recovery oriented services. We urge you to complete the process now, during the grandparenting period, to ensure you can continue to do the great work that you do.
Mental Health America’s Regional Policy Council (RPC) will host a webinar called “Safety Not Stigma: Reframing the Way We Talk about Guns and Violence” on Wednesday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m. Media coverage of gun violence often misrepresents the linkage to mental illness in ways that contribute to stigma against those living with mental illnesses. Emerging practices and policies are creating a different reality “on that ground,” one that has the potential to unite – not divide – the mental health community and the gun-owning community. This webinar will explore the following – guns and suicide: the real intersection of gun violence and mental illness; partnering with the gun-owning community to promote safety; and public policy that reduces suicide by firearms while respecting rights of responsible gun owners. To register, go to http://www.
Mental Health Partnerships will have their Adult Daughters, Sons and Siblings Educational Support Group (for adults who have/had a parent or sibling with a mental health disorder), beginning with a discussion about What Lessons Have You Learned this Year? on Tuesday, December 18, from 7-9 p.m. at Belmont Behavioral Hospital. No fee. Registration is preferred, but not required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-507-3863.
Mental Health Partnerships will have their Morning Family & Friends Educational Support Group (for families and friends of adults with any mental health or substance use condition), beginning with a discussion on Lessons Learned this Year? on Thursday, December 20, from 10 a.m. – noon in Center City (1211 Chestnut Street, 11th Floor). No fee. Registration is preferred, but not required. Contact email@example.com or 267-507-3863.