CRSS Next Steps Peer Specialist Training
1-Day Mini-Course

Brought to you by SAMHSA Recovery to Practice initiative, the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) and the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Mental Health (DHS/DMH).

What is Next Steps?

Next Steps is continuing education for peer specialists developed under the SAMHSA Recovery to Practice initiative. This highly-interactive course is based on a collaborative learning approach that offers participants hands-on opportunities to strengthen their skills and connection to principles of peer support.

Certificates for 8 hours of peer specialist continuing education (2 hours pre-work + 6 hours on April 7) will be awarded to participants fully completing the course. Application pending with Illinois Certification Board, Inc.


Participants must commit to:

  • Complete pre-course self-study curriculum (approx. 2 hours) before April 7, 2016
  • Fully participate in all 6 hours of on-site training
  • Complete a pre- and post-test to demonstrate course participation and subject mastery

Who can apply to participate?
Individuals who are currently CRSS-certified or who anticipate being certified in six months or less. Please do NOT apply if you do not meet this description.

Thursday, April 7, 2016
8:30 AM–4:30 PM
Chicago, Illinois

$20.00 (includes CE certificate). A portion of the fee will be allocated for support of the 2016 Region 1 DHS/DMH Recovery Conference.

Apply online no later than Monday, March 7, 2016.

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