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The Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services is in the process of reviewing updating the course content requirements and existing standards for the required 40-hour Peer Support Training.
The DHHS has launched a new webpage on "Recovery Supports in North Carolina"!! This webpage has preliminary information on recovery and will be stay up-to-date with information from their Recovery Summit. Stay tuned!
Job Description: The Tenancy Support Specialist will be part of a team providing tenancy supportive services to tenant participants of the North Carolina Supportive Housing Program. Program participants are individuals with serious mental illness who have transitioned to permanent supportive housing.
The Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services is in the process of reviewing the course development protocol and existing standards for the 40-hour Peer Support Training necessary to meet NC Certified Peer Support Specialist status which may result in revisions to the current protocol.
The Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services is in the process of reviewing the course development protocol for the 40-hour Peer Support Training necessary to meet NC Certified Peer Support Specialist status.
Starting in February 2011, new requirements will be in place for those recertifying as North Carolina Certfied Peer Support Specialists.
The criteria for recertification is now as follows:
North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services Implementation Update #82
Peer Support Service Status
Certified Peer Support Specialists are required to renew their certificate every two years. Starting January 15, 2011, applicants are requested to submit two (2) completed Personal Reference Forms at the time of recertification. This is in addition to obtaining 20 hours of training (continuing education and or in-service) that pertains to skills development and delivery of services
We have been informed of an exciting announcement regarding Peer Support Specialist training funds through LMEs. More information can be found at this link:
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North Carolina's Peer Support Program has updated the NCDMH Course Checksheet for 2010. All those developing a PSS training will want to see the updates and clarifications to this document, which contains guidelines and requirements for course submission, core concepts and other important information. All courses submitted for certification will be reviewed according to the requirem
The NC Peer Support Specialist Program is dynamic, and many changes have been made to the certification and process since it first began. When important changes are made, we must be able to notify you. Take action to keep your contact information up to date with the Peer Support Specialist Registry.
In February of this year, the NC Peer Support Program made some changes:
Since its launch, the North Carolina Peer Support Specialist Program web site has been a sub section of the Behavioral Healthcare Resource Program (BHRP) web site. As the program has grown, so has the need for the web site to expand and become more flexible.
Questions concerning the Peer Support Program?
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