Welcome to the Peer Support Training hybrid course. This course is designed to be in addition to an in-person live training. In this course you will be exposed to the initial content of each module to become a peer support specialist.

There are six modules with individual competencies. The first module will cover an overview of the underpinning four theoretical domains peer support specialists support. This will be followed by the four phases of treatment. The final module will cover self-care for peer support specialists.

See below for the learning objectives:

Module 1 

Four Pillars Learning Outcomes

  • CAF pillars – Mental, Social, Physical, Spiritual

Module 2

Phase 1: Engagement Learning Outcomes 

  • Roles and Responsibilities 
  • Core Beliefs 
  • Program Structure 
  • Statement of Understanding 
  • Confidentiality v. Privacy. Legal Privilege 
  • Mandatory Reporting 
  • Ethics 

Module 3

Phase 2: Problem Identification Learning Outcomes

  • Stress Continuum
  • Problem Identification & Clarification
  • Impact on Functioning
  • Mental Health
  • Addiction
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Relationships/Family
  • Medical Standards Directory
  • Crisis Management
  • Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion

Module 4

Phase 3: Facilitative Listening Learning Outcomes

  • Self-Disclosure
  • Non-Judgmental Facilitative Listening
  • Open-ended questions
  • Share Your Why exercise
  • Active Listening
  • Sympathy vs. Empathy
  • Teach backs

Module 5 

Phase 4: Taking Action Learning Outcomes

  • Resources
  • Social Support
  • Linking and Warm Handoffs

Module 6

Self Care Learning Outcomes

  • Personal Resilience Skills
  • Self Care Plan
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