Certified peer specialists are individuals in recovery who are willing to assist others in earlier stages of the recovery process. They combine life experience with in-depth training to provide emotional support, training in coping and life skills and a unique understanding of the recovery process.
A free, on-line certi cation program developed by OMH (Office of Mental Health) and Rutgers University requires rigorous coursework including 12 core classes, ve electives and 2,000 hours of direct peer work.
“Completing the challenging coursework and required peer hours for becoming certified is a remarkable achievement,” remarked Karen Leggio, Associate Director of Outreach Services at Federation of Organizations.
Congratulations to the following people who have accomplished the remarkable achievement of becoming Certified Peer Specialists:
Congratulations to Federation’s staff members on their recent accomplishments: