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Peer Support Within the Criminal Justice System

  • Wed, April 27, 2022
  • 8:30 AM
  • Fri, April 29, 2022
  • 4:00 PM
  • Skills of Central PA 200 Shady Lane Philipsburg PA 16866
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“Forensic Peer Specialists embody the potential for recovery for people who confront the dual stigmas associated with serious mental illness and criminal justice involvement” (Davidson and Rowe, 2008)

Description:

This continuing education opportunity is designed to enhance the capacity of Certified Peer Specialists and Recovery Specialists to fulfill a serious gap in supportive services for justice involved individuals.

Grounded in the philosophy of peer support services, this training uses a mutual-learning approach and dialogue-driven process to develop understanding of the impact of forensic involvement and introduces the Sequential Intercept Model as a tool to highlight the unique needs of individuals and discover resources necessary to effectively navigate within and beyond the criminal justice system.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this training participants will gain knowledge and skills to:

  • Use lived experiences as an example of recovery and resiliency
  • Identify and advocate for the needs of individuals in the criminal justice system
  • Assist an individual in navigating service systems (mental health, criminal justice, etc.)
  • Model self-advocacy such that an individual learns how-to advocate for himself/herself
  • Support the individual's journey toward achieving personal recovery goals

Who: Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition

Facilitators: Jason Rilogio and Keith Elders

What: Peer Support Within the Criminal Justice System

When: April 27 - 29, 8:30am – 4:00pm

Where: 

Skills of Central PA

200 Shady Lane Philipsburg PA 16866

Contact: PaPSC at info@papsc.org

Cost: Free

Please Note: As much as possible, we will be following all current COVID-19 recommendations including face masks and distancing. We will also take other precautionary measures to make the space as safe as possible. 

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