Train with Terri Spears to become a Certified Peer Support Specialist. This is a 40 hour certification. Classes will be held upstairs in the small building next to Broad Street Christian Church, at the address 810 Broad Street, New Bern, NC 28560. Cost of training incudes your $10.00 manual.
WHO IS A PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST?
Peer Support Specialists are people living in recovery with mental illness and / or substance use disorder and who provide support to others whom can benefit from their lived experiences. The North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist Program provides acknowledgment that the peer has met a set of requirements necessary to provide support to individuals with mental health or substance use disorder.
VISION FOR PEER SUPPORT IN NORTH CAROLINA
To develop a qualified Peer Support Specialist workforce that has the support, access, credibility, competency, respect and the valued role within the mental health and substance use disorder service delivery system to positively impact the lives of individuals experiencing mental health and addiction challenges. This is accomplished through the NC Certified Peer Support Specialist Program. (source: https://pss.unc.edu/)