Via Hope envisions a world where lived experience is valued within systems and communities.

Upcoming Trainings Calendar

Core Training

Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 9:00 CDT AM - 5:00 CDT PM

The Core is a three-day training that will equip participants with the basic knowledge and skills to begin practice as a peer professionals. This training is the first of two […]

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ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

A Focus on Engagement & Local Solutions

Recovery Institute initiatives are designed to support the implementation of new practices, shift organizational culture, promote innovation, and increase collaboration within and among teams, preparing agencies to meet the challenges and opportunities arising in our rapidly changing environment.

Working as a Team To Make A Difference

How Peer Specialists Fit Into
The Healing and Recovery Model

Peer support specialists are people who have lived experience with a mental health or substance use disorder and are in recovery. Peer support services are designed and delivered by formally trained peer support specialists to promote recovery and resiliency in individuals seeking to begin or supplement their own recovery. Peer support services are offered in a variety of settings, from recovery centers and hospitals to homeless shelters and criminal justice settings. Learn more about the role peer support specialists play in recovery here.

How It’s Going

What Individuals and Organizations Say About Their Via Hope Training Experience

What it Takes

The Path to Becoming a Certified Peer Specialist

STEP

1

Review the online orientation materials and complete the self-assessment. This will enable you to apply for training on the Core training to become a Peer Specialist.

STEP

2

Apply and take the Core training. Complete the application and submit it with payment by credit card.

STEP

3

Apply for Supplemental Training. Via Hope offers the Mental Health Peer Specialist Training.

STEP

4

Apply for certification with (TCB) Texas Certification Board: Refer to TCB’s website for all information on how to apply for certification.

Since Day 1

Via Hope: Peer Specialist Training Leaders in Texas and Nationwide

Via Hope has been committed to the mission of changing the way we think about mental and behavioral health since 2010, when we created our first training program for Certified Peer Specialists. We trace our roots to the 2003 final report of the President’s New Freedom Commission Achieving the Promise, which called for fundamentally transforming the nation’s mental health system to a consumer, family, and youth-driven Recovery Model. We continue to provide training and consultation for people in recovery, their family members, youth, and mental health professionals to help make Texas’ mental health system become focused on recovery and resilience.

To learn more about our mission and work, visit our decade report.

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3 days ago

Applications are open for the Mental Health Peer Specialist (MHPS) Certification Training on August 26th - 30th. Apply for this virtual training by Monday, August 12th: viahope.org/events

This five-day virtual training is designed to provide individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to become certified as a MHPS in Texas. It was developed for individuals who have lived experience of mental health challenges, and who wish to to use their experience to positively impact individuals, communities, and systems.

❗ Core Training must be completed before MHPS
✅ Application fee: $650
📆 Apply by Monday, August 12th at 5pm CST

Visit viahope.org/events to apply.

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Applications are open for the Mental Health Peer Specialist (MHPS) Certification Training on August 26th - 30th. Apply for this virtual training by Monday, August 12th: viahope.org/events

This five-day virtual training is designed to provide individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to become certified as a MHPS in Texas. It was developed for individuals who have lived experience of mental health challenges, and who wish to to use their experience to positively impact individuals, communities, and systems.

❗ Core Training must be completed before MHPS
✅ Application fee: $650
📆 Apply by Monday, August 12th at 5pm CST

Visit viahope.org/events to apply.

#peersupport #peersupportspecialist #mentalhealth #recoverysupport
4 days ago

Registration is open for Via Hope's training, "Peer Practice: Crisis Support" on Thursday, August 22nd at 9am - 4:30pm CST. Visit viahope.org/events to register by August 12th.

This virtual training is designed to meet the growing need for more compassionate responses to crises in our communities.

Peer Specialists will learn best practice to support people in crisis, understand the relationship between trauma and crisis, and cultivate wellness practices for self-care and personal wellness. 6 CEUs are provided for this training.

💜 Eligibility: Certified Peer Specialists, or individuals who aren't certified yet but work in the field
💜 Registration fee: $120
💜 Deadline to register: Monday, August 12th at 5pm CST

Visit viahope.org/events to learn more!

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Registration is open for Via Hopes training, Peer Practice: Crisis Support on Thursday, August 22nd at 9am - 4:30pm CST. Visit viahope.org/events to register by August 12th.

This virtual training is designed to meet the growing need for more compassionate responses to crises in our communities.

Peer Specialists will learn best practice to support people in crisis, understand the relationship between trauma and crisis, and cultivate wellness practices for self-care and personal wellness. 6 CEUs are provided for this training.

💜 Eligibility: Certified Peer Specialists, or individuals who arent certified yet but work in the field
💜 Registration fee: $120
💜 Deadline to register: Monday, August 12th at 5pm CST

Visit viahope.org/events to learn more!

#peersupport #peersupportspecialist #peerspecialist #mentalhealthawareness #burnout #selfcareImage attachment
6 days ago

Via Hope is accepting applications for the Peer Specialist Supervisor Training on August 19th-20th at 9am-5pm CST.

This 2-day virtual training meets the requirements for people seeking the Peer Specialist Supervisor Certification under Texas Administrative Code, Rules 354.3105 and 354.3163. The certification qualification is necessary for organizations planning to bill Medicaid using the Peer Services billing code.

This interactive workshop is comprised of didactic content, video presentations from a variety of subject matter experts, participatory exercises, and workplace scenarios. The content will benefit anyone providing direct supervision to Peer Specialists.

✅ Eligibility: Must meet TCB PSS Prerequisites. Learn more: tinyurl.com/2dds85kz
💚 Application fee: $250
📅 Apply online by August 12th: viahope.org/events

#peersupport #peersupportspecialist #peerspecialist #ProfessionalDevelopment
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Via Hope is accepting applications for the Peer Specialist Supervisor Training on August 19th-20th at 9am-5pm CST. 

This 2-day virtual training meets the requirements for people seeking the Peer Specialist Supervisor Certification under Texas Administrative Code, Rules 354.3105 and 354.3163. The certification qualification is necessary for organizations planning to bill Medicaid using the Peer Services billing code.

This interactive workshop is comprised of didactic content, video presentations from a variety of subject matter experts, participatory exercises, and workplace scenarios. The content will benefit anyone providing direct supervision to Peer Specialists. 

✅ Eligibility: Must meet TCB PSS Prerequisites. Learn more: https://tinyurl.com/2dds85kz
💚 Application fee: $250
📅 Apply online by August 12th: viahope.org/events

#peersupport #peersupportspecialist #peerspecialist #ProfessionalDevelopment
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