RCC offering Peer Support Specialist course

ASHEBORO (Oct. 27, 2020)

When a person has a mental illness or substance use disorder, it helps to talk to someone who has been there. Randolph Community College is offering a “Peer Support Specialist” course Nov. 10-21.

Peer Support Specialists are people living in recovery with mental illness and/or substance use disorder and who provide support to others whom can benefit from their lived experiences. The North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) Program provides acknowledgement that the peer has met a set of requirements necessary to provide support to individuals with a mental health or substance use disorder. This course uses Recovery Can Happen, a CPSS-approved curriculum, with author Terri Spears as the trainer.

The class (#75542) is Tuesday through Thursday from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch break in rooms 103 and 107 of the Continuing Education and Industrial Center on the Asheboro Campus. The cost is $125. Space is limited and social distancing measures will be followed.

RCC thanks Greensboro Area Health Education Center (AHEC) for providing the required AHEC materials.

For information or to register, call 336-633-0268.