Doors to Wellbeing Peer Specialist Monthly Webinars – Building a Strong Mental Health Peer Specialist Workforce
Tuesday, March 27, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This webinar will discuss initiatives designed to train and provide employment opportunities for mental health peer specialists created by a peer-run program staffed by Certified Peer Specialists (CPS) who demonstrate/model recovery through education and their own lived experiences. This webinar will include an introduction to a successful internship program as well as examining the challenges and possible solutions for mental health peer specialist career development. It will also look at a unique initiative through FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) grants for mental health peer specialists.
- Describe effective approaches to managing mental health peer specialists in the workforce;
- Identify the obstacles and challenges associated with mental health peer specialists in the workforce; and
- Examine two initiatives that have successfully placed approximately 20 CPS in 2015 & 2016.