Youth Peer Support Specialist Certification Training
Our Youth Peer Support Specialist training, PeerPlus, is a forty-hour Oregon Health Authority approved training for peer support specialists specifically tailored to fit the needs of youth/young adult peer support providers. This training enables peer support providers to register with the state as certified peer support specialists. This training provides a well-rounded, uniform base of knowledge and covers a variety of support methods centered on the lived experiences of the peer.
Training topics include (but are not limited to):
- Youth engagement
- Trauma-informed care
- Person-centered planning
- Mandatory reporting
- Domestic violence
- Sexual assault
- History of the peer movement
- Development of the peer profession
- Youth developmental assets
- Ethics and boundaries
PeerPlus is largely an instructorlead training that includes powerpoint based instruction, videos, facilitator storytelling, group discussions, and role-playing. The training emphasizes the value of participant experience and encourages participants to share their stories and ideas during the training.
Training Schedules and Locations
PeerPlus (May 2017)
Location: Lane County (address TBA)
Monday, May 22nd, 2017 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, May 25th, 2017 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, May 26th, 2017 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
PeerPlus (TBD, Summer 2017)
Location: Eastern Oregon (location TBA)
Monday, 2017 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, 2017 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, 2017 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday, 2017 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, 2017 - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
To pay for registration via credit card, add a registration application to your cart and follow the steps to checkout. A confirmation email will be sent to you upon completion.
Early Bird Registration: For May 2017 Training, Early Bird Registration is open until May 10th, 2017.
For 2 or more individuals from the same agency that wish to register. Registration cost is $350/person.
To pay for registration by check, add a registration application to your cart and enter "ymocheck" in the "Coupon" field and complete checkout. A confirmation email will be sent to you upon completion. Your confirmation number MUST be listed as a memo on your check in order to be accepted. Please make checks payable to:
Youth M.O.V.E. Oregon
P.O. Box 583
Eugene, OR 97440
If you need assistance or have questions about this training, please contact Maria Huffine at 541-521-7127 or firstname.lastname@example.org.