Certified Peer Specialist

upcoming Continuing education opportunities

From the Georgia CPS Project at GMHCN:

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October is PRIDE month in Georgia, but everyone will not be celebrating.

LGBT peers throughout Georgia sometimes feel there is nowhere to turn for support and resources during times of celebration when they feel isolated, alone, or depressed.  Join us on October 3, 2022 at 3:00 pm EST for this informative webinar facilitated by LGBThotline.org. They will provide information and resources for Georgia’s LGBT peer community. Click to register

 

 

November 3, 2022, Noon-1:30pm: Advocacy with Melissa

The leaders of GMHCN's advocacy efforts, including the Georgia Peer Policy Collective, will give insight into the upcoming legislative session. The Mental Health Parity Act passed last year really just set up this coming year, in which the programs and policies that will define Georgia's future in behavioral health will be established. We hope you will join us. Click to register

 

Upcoming external Continuing Education Opportunities provided by other organizations:

 

October 25, 2022, at 2pm: How DEI Initiatives Can Be Leveraged to Advance Peer Support Work with Vanessa Williams, provided by Doors to Wellbeing.
 

This webinar will provide an overview of diversity, equity, & inclusion, how we can respond when faced with macroaggressions, and five ways that peer supporters can be change agents for DEI initiatives. Click to register.

 

Asynchronous/Independent/Ongoing Continuing Education Opportunities provided by other organizations:

Preparing for Coronavirus and Influenza is a series provided by Relias Learning Click to Register

Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals is a 5-hour training provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Click to Register

 

IMPORTANT FOR ALL CERTIFIED PEER SPECIALISTS

Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, the agency that provides funding for the Certified Peer Specialist Project, is creating a database of all Certified Peer Specialists across the state, and they have asked us to provide them with updated information for all Certified Peer Specialists, including date of birth. Depending on when you completed your training and certification, the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network may not have your date of birth and current contact information (including mailing address and working phone number) on file.

 

It is very important that we be able to provide DBHDD this information as soon as possible. Please click here to update your CPS information, including your date of birth, at your earliest convenience.