Learn what it takes to be a Peer Support Specialist here in Alaska.

Have you experienced and recovered from trauma, addiction, or mental illness; yourself, your partner, your child, or a member of your immediate family?

Use those lived experiences to help others! 

Peer support is a growing field within mental health.  Training participants will come away with the skills and qualifications to work as peer support specialists in Alaska.

“I learned a lot about my strengths and even strengths I didn’t see as strengths” – Dan Meehan

Past participants have come away from the training with new ways of looking at their own mental health stories and feeling empowered to use their stories to help others.

We have training dates in Anchorage and Fairbanks throughout the summer!

July 6th to 10th in Fairbanks, Monday- Friday

July 25 – August 15 in Anchorage, Saturdays only

August 3 – 7th in Anchorage, Monday – Friday

September 14-18 in Fairbanks, Monday-Friday

October 5 – 9th in Anchorage, Monday – Friday

October 31 – November 21 in Anchorage, Saturdays only

November 9 – 13 in Fairbanks, Monday- Friday

The training is a hybrid of in-person and on-line. Participants will need to complete a 6 hour on-line class before 34 hours of in-person training. The live class will respect all CDC guidelines and social distancing requirements.

There is no cost for the training, but you will need to supply your own lunch for training days.  Thank you to the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority for supporting this training!

Contact Jenifer Galvan at Alaska Behavioral Health to see if this opportunity fits into your journey.

Phone: 907.444.3666

Email: jgalvan@akbh.org

Submit Application for Peer Support Training

 

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