ASHEBORO (March 15, 2021)
With the COVID-19 pandemic still gripping North Carolina on top of an opioid crisis, the need for support is greater than ever. Randolph Community College is offering a “Peer Support Specialist” course in April to help train future specialists to help others.
Peer Support Specialists are people living in recovery with mental illness and/or substance use disorder who provide support to others who can benefit from their lived experiences. The North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist Program provides acknowledgement that the peer has met a set of requirements necessary to provide support to individuals with mental health issues or substance use disorder. This course uses Recovery Can Happen, a Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS)-approved curriculum with author Terri Spears as trainer.
The class (#76321) is Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays; April 7-19, from 4-9 p.m. on Zoom with additional online work. The cost is $125.
For information or to register, call 336-633-0268.
RCC gratefully acknowledges Greensboro AHEC (Area Health Education Center) for providing the required AHEC materials.