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Peer Rights

1.25 CE Hour
Peer Support Specialist

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A critical tool that outlines a Peer’s progress in recovery, and their professional work, is a routine of self-care and personal advocacy. Awareness of relevant laws, program policies, and ethics is essential for Peer workers to provide trauma-informed services. This session will provide a basic understanding of the rights of a Peer worker and the individuals they serve as described in the Olmstead Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Confidentiality will also be highlighted in exploring the scope of a Peer Specialist so that attendees gain an understanding of the ethical considerations of their work.

Target Audience
  • Peer Support Specialists
  • SAMHSA Core Competencies for Peer Workers in Behavioral Health Services
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this workshop is to increase understanding of the rights of a Peer worker and the individuals they serve as described in the Olmstead Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 1 state and 2 federal guidelines that inform the scope of a Peer Support Specialist in Louisiana.

  • Describe 3 best practices for self-advocacy and supporting advocacy for program participants.

  • Review 3 requests that are not in the scope of a Peer Support specialist, based on state and federal guidelines and adapt a communication model for responding to these requests.

CE Details
Peer Support Specialist

This workshop is approved for 1.25 Ethics hours of annual required continuing education credits by the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health for LA Recognized Peer Support Specialists.

Category 11: Promotes leadership and advocacy

Category 12: Promotes growth and development

CE Policy
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Note: Time designated for waiting room, breaks cannot be counted toward CE credit.
This course is fiscally sponsored by Office of Behavioral Health, Louisiana Department of Health. There may be potential biases or conflicts of interest inherent to this relationship, and it must be disclosed to participants. These conflicts of interest have no bearing on the course content and have been resolved.
Raymond Young, CPS, BA

Raymond Young, CPS, BA has 15 years of experience training diverse groups of adult, youth, and adolescent learners prior to joining the Training Institute at People Incorporated Mental Health Services. He has trained mental health workers, police officers, transportation professionals, business partners, and clients. Ray received his certification as a Certified Peer Specialist from the Minnesota Department of Human Services in 2017 and has since worked with individuals with various mental health conditions and behavioral health concerns. He has also studied Drug and Alcohol Counseling. Ray has a passion for working with youth in Youth Leadership Programs and as a mentor in the community.

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