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DBSA Veteran Peer Specialist Training

DBSA trains Veterans who live with mental health conditions to support the recovery of their peers. Facilitated by nationally recognized trainers, this comprehensive course delivers a foundation in recovery principles, peer support intervention skills, and ethical practice. Training is designed for individual Veterans who wish to qualify for VA peer support positions and consists of 46 hours of web-based and face-to-face training. Benefits may be available from the VA or your state to support training costs. For information about your eligibility, please contact your state Veterans Benefits Office or Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation Services. For additional funding ideas, please visit

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