Family & Peer Workforce Development Training Schedule

Dual Certified Community Health Worker & Peer Recovery Specialist Program  

PSNRI works towards building and supporting a statewide behavioral health workforce of dual certified peer recovery specialist and community health workers.  We look for candidates who are serious about completing 70 hours of introductory training;  up to1000 hour stipend internship program (15-20 hours) per week.  It is our goal to assist program participants with securing permanent employment as a Peer Recovery Specialist and/or Community Health Worker with PSNRI or one of our agency partners.  Once employed, training participants become enrolled in our Federal Registered Apprenticeship program and continue to work on specialty tracks including working with recovery community centers and outreach; behavioral health and Integrated Health teams;  Opioid Impacted Family Support Program; Family and Youth Partners working with children, youth, young adults with mental health and substance use challenges and their families.  If you are interested in applying to be accepted into this classroom and "on the job" training experience please complete the application link above or contact Kaila Coutis at or 401-899-3112. 

Peer to Peer Group Supervision: 1st Wednesday of the Month  - 12 pm to 1:30 PM

Monthly peer to peer group supervision provide an opporunity for family and peer

support and recovery service providers to provide each other with peer to peer support, share strategies and skills for for working in the field, and promote self care

Janaury 6th- Engagement - Strategy Discussion- Telehealth vrs.  Face to Face -                                impact on recovery and wellness 

February 3rd -Partnering with Integrated Health Clinics -East Bay Center Presentation

Wraparound- Introductory Series 

Fridays: January 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 and March 5, 12 (14 hours)- 1 pm to 3 pm 

Wraparound is an ecologically based process and approach to care planning that builds on the collective action of a committed group of family, friends, community, professional, and cross-system supports mobilizing resources and talents from a variety of sources resulting in the creation of a plan of care that is the best fit between the family vision and story, team mission, strengths, needs, and strategies.  Wraparound is utilized as an effective and evidenced based with children, youth and young adults with mental health and co-occurring mental health and substance use challenge and their families.  

Ethics Part 2- For Peer Recovery Specialist Recertification 

February 2 & 4  (6 hours)- 1 pm to 4 pm 

Ethics Part 2 supports recertification for certified peer recovery specialists.  This virtual training will refresh basic skills with a series of case scenarios, role plays, and scenarios that build upon the importance of confidentiality, boundaries, decision-making, and self care.  Must complete 6 hours.

Peer Recovery-Community Health Worker Training 

February 16, 23 - March 2, 9, 16,19, 23, 26, 30 -April 2nd- 1 pm to 3:30 pm 

This 24 hours training is designed to provide Peer Recovery Specialists with the continued
learning needed to meet standards for becoming dual certified as a Community
Health Worker and Peer Recovery Specialist with RI Certification Board. Trainers: Lisa
Conlan Lewis, Michele Stewart Copes, & Guests

Family & Youth Support Partner Training 

Coming Soon!

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Nights and weekends by appointment

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