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Certified Older Adult Peer Specialist Training – Application deadline is March 15th
Certified Older Adult Peer Specialist Training on April 24-26, 2019 (Wednesday through Friday)
What: This training will prepare Certified Peer Specialists and Recovery Coaches, age 50+, to use their existing experience, skills, and training to work with older adults living with behavioral health challenges. Certified Older Adult Peer Specialist Services are now covered by the MassHealth Frail Elder Waiver. Training will include an understanding of behavioral health and co-occurring physical issues as they relate to aging. Topics covered include the aging process, suicide, wellness, substance use, dementia, physical illness, mental health challenges, aging in place, and community resources. Participants will increase their level of expertise while gaining specialized techniques that support older adults. Lived experience of mental health challenges, trauma, and/or substance use, and the willingness to share that experience is required.
Where: Elder Services of Worcester Area, 67 Millbrook St., Worcester, MA 01606,
· Age 50+
· Certified Peer Specialist or Recovery Coach
· Commitment to working with older adults
· Successful application.
Please download and complete the Older Adult Application.2019.
Application deadline is March 15, 2019
For more information, contact:
MA Department of Mental Health
Office of Recovery and Empowerment