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

Upcoming Trainings Calendar

Peer Practice: Telling Our Stories

Tuesday, July 16, 2024, 9:00 CDT AM - 4:30 CDT PM

Peer Practice: Telling Our Stories. This is a one-day, virtual training that offers Peer Specialists an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the impact and power of sharing recovery stories, ensure that […]

RECOVERY INSTITUTE –

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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2 days ago

Applications are now open for the Peer Specialist Core Training on 6th-8th! This 3-day virtual training equips participants with the basic knowledge and skills to begin practice as a peer professionals.

Core Training is open to adults with lived experience of mental health or substance use challenges, trauma or incarceration who wish to support others through recovery.

This is the first of two required trainings for individuals pursuing certification as a Mental Health Peer Specialist (MHPS), Recovery Support Peer Specialist (RSPS), or Reentry Peer Specialist (JI-RPS).

✅ Application fee: $250
📅 Deadline to apply: Monday, July 29th at 5pm CST

Visit our website to complete the orientation materials and apply: viahope.org/events

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Applications are now open for the Peer Specialist Core Training on 6th-8th! This 3-day virtual training equips participants with the basic knowledge and skills to begin practice as a peer professionals.

Core Training is open to adults with lived experience of mental health or substance use challenges, trauma or incarceration who wish to support others through recovery.

This is the first of two required trainings for individuals pursuing certification as a Mental Health Peer Specialist (MHPS), Recovery Support Peer Specialist (RSPS), or Reentry Peer Specialist (JI-RPS).

✅ Application fee: $250
📅 Deadline to apply: Monday, July 29th at 5pm CST

Visit our website to complete the orientation materials and apply: viahope.org/events

#peersupport #peersupportspecialist #peerspecialist #recoverysupport #ReentrySupport #professionaldevelopment
2 days ago

Via Hope promotes wellness & recovery through peer support training, workforce development & organizational change work. This August, we're offering the following online trainings:

⭐ Peer Specialist Core Training (August 6th-8th)
📆 Apply by July 29th

⭐ Community Connections (August 14th)
📆 Register by morning-of

⭐ Peer Specialist Supervisor Training (August 19th-21st)
📆 Register by August 12th

⭐ Peer Practice: Crisis Support (August 22nd)
📆 Register by August 12th

⭐ MHPS Certification Training (August 26th-30th)
✅ Prerequisite: Core Training must be completed before MHPS
📆 Apply by August 12th

Visit viahope.org/events to find other upcoming training events.

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Via Hope promotes wellness & recovery through peer support training, workforce development & organizational change work. This August, were offering the following online trainings:

⭐ Peer Specialist Core Training (August 6th-8th)
📆 Apply by July 29th

⭐ Community Connections (August 14th)
📆 Register by morning-of

⭐ Peer Specialist Supervisor Training (August 19th-21st)
📆 Register by August 12th

⭐ Peer Practice: Crisis Support (August 22nd)
📆 Register by August 12th

⭐ MHPS Certification Training (August 26th-30th)
✅ Prerequisite: Core Training must be completed before MHPS
📆 Apply by August 12th

Visit viahope.org/events to find other upcoming training events.

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4 days ago

📢 Seeking MDs and PhDs for an impactful research project! Via Hope is spearheading a groundbreaking project titled, "Transformative Potential: Reentry Peer Support for Underrepresented Communities." We are looking for co-editors to join us in this crucial endeavor.

This project is sponsored by Frontiers Research Topics, known for their peer-reviewed article collections centered around cutting-edge research themes. This is a unique opportunity to highlight and increase the visibility of peer support research, particularly in the context of incarceration reentry programs for underrepresented communities.

Contact Sandra Smith at [email protected]. Explore Frontiers' 2022 Progress Report to learn more about their influence and achievements: progressreport.frontiersin.org/

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📢 Seeking MDs and PhDs for an impactful research project! Via Hope is spearheading a groundbreaking project titled, Transformative Potential: Reentry Peer Support for Underrepresented Communities. We are looking for co-editors to join us in this crucial endeavor.

This project is sponsored by Frontiers Research Topics, known for their peer-reviewed article collections centered around cutting-edge research themes. This is a unique opportunity to highlight and increase the visibility of peer support research, particularly in the context of incarceration reentry programs for underrepresented communities.

Contact Sandra Smith at sandra.smith@viahope.org. Explore Frontiers 2022 Progress Report to learn more about their influence and achievements: https://progressreport.frontiersin.org/

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