Peer Workforce Development Training

Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Integrated Behavioral Health Training & Opioid Impacted Family Support Workforce Development Training Program 

November 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 and Dec. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22   (46 hours)- 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm 

This training will introduce recovery and the role of the Peer Recovery Specialist as it relates to working with individuals who are working on their recovery and have mental health and/or substance use challenges. This training will increase skills and competencies across the domains of advocacy, ethical responsibility, mentoring and education, and recovery and wellness.  This training prepares individuals for becoming certified as a Peer Recovery Specialist with the RI Certification Board and to participate in our Opioid Impacted Family Support workforce development training program.  Individuals are screened and approved to participate in this  training. 

Dual Certified Community Health Worker & Peer Recovery Specialist Training 

October 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29 and Nov. 3, 5  (24 hours)- 1 pm to 3:30 pm 

This training will introduce the role of the Community Health Worker as it relates to the role of the Peer Recovery Specialist. This training increases skills and competencies in the areas of promoting a public health approach, health equity, cultural and linguistic responsiveness, research and education, and advocating for policy change.  Requisite completion CPRS training.

Principles of Seeking Safety-Trauma Informed Care Training -Part 2

October  20, 27 and Nov. 3, 10, 17 and Dec. 1, 8 and 15 (24 hours)- 10 am to 1 pm 

Principles of Seeking Safety – 8 weeks/24 instructional hours - Training on facilitating group sessions to address trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and substance abuse, using the "Seeking Safety" Training Manual. "Seeking Safety" is an evidence-supported, present-focused, coping skills treatment to help people attain safety from trauma and/or substance abuse.

Basic Concepts of Trauma Informed Care- Part 1

September 15, 22, 29 and October 6 (12 hours)- 10 am to 1 pm 

Basic Concepts in Trauma Informed Care – 4 weeks/12 instructional hours - Training on the common elements of traumatic stress, including how to recognize traumatic stress in adults; the impact of traumatic stress on an individual's well-being, mental health, employment, his or her family, and the community; current knowledge about trauma's effects on the brain and evidence-based trauma treatments; and, Secondary Traumatic Stress, Wellness and Self Care.

535 Centerville Road, Suite 202
Warwick, RI  02886 

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday 9am–5pm
Nights and weekends by appointment

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