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Advocacy Domain Training for CPRS
August 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pmFree
Title- Advocacy Domain Training
Purpose: Advocacy is an important role for a certified peer recovery specialist. As an advocate, the CPRS performs two major functions: help the community understand and support recovery and wellness; but also on an individual level assisting individuals in their recovery by applying the principles of individual choice and self-determination. This training will explore the role of the CPRS as an advocate at both the community and individual level.
When- August 14, 2018
Time- 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and class begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Where- Susquehanna Workforce Center, 1275, West Pulaski Highway, Elkton, MD, 21921
Objectives of the Training:
1. Define advocacy and demonstrate the various types of advocacy.
2. List methods, skills and traits for successful advocacy
3. Explain why self-advocacy is important in the role of a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS)
4. Explain how self-determination relates to recovery and wellness
5. List the steps of a basic approach to advocacy
6. List the basic rights of individuals who have mental illness or addiction concerns
7. Demonstrate the ability to work with another individual to advocate on their behalf
Presenters- Jackie Pettis, Manager, Wellness and Recovery, Beacon Health Options, Linthicum, MD and Jennifer Tuerke, CPRS, RPS, President, Voices of Hope, Elkton, MD
CEUs- This training meets 6 hours of the required10 training hours in the Advocacy domain to make application to the Maryland Addiction and Behavioral-health Professionals Certification Board for the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist certification. In order to receive a certificate for this training a participant must complete all 6 hours of training. No partial credit hours will be given.