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The Academy of Peer Services now offers free, open-source specialty training curricula for Certified Peer Specialists and the peer support workforce in five areas:

  1. Peer Support for Health and Wellness promotion
  2. Peer Support for Older Adults
  3. Peer Support for Individuals in Crisis
  4. Supervision of Peer Specialists
  5. Peer Support for Justice-Involved Individuals

The Specialization Tracks were created with the goals of increasing access to peer services for specialty populations, increasing agency capacity to provide peer services, and assisting in the retention of peer staff through quality peer-informed supervision. Certified Peer Specialists can earn NYPSCB designation in any of the tracks by completing all the courses and applying online. All Specialization Track modules are available as online, on-demand courses throug the APS website, and you can read more about them in the Specialization Track Catalog.

APS collaborated with nearly 30 subject matter experts to create in-person training materials that complement the online course offerings. These materials include trainer session agendas, PowerPoint slide decks, and learner manuals.

Train-the-Trainer Sessions

These recorded sessions provide guidance for hosting and facilitating Academy of Peer Services Specialization Track Trainings.

Session 1 : Specialization Train the Trainer 10/12/2023

Session 2: Specialization Train the Trainer 10/17/2023

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