HOW TO USE THIS SITE
We hope that the design of this site is simple and easy to navigate for all users.
On this site, you will find a navigation bar on the left side of the page. Clicking on any one of the headings will bring you to the topic that you see listed in the header box.
2014 Spring Continuing Education Retreat - Information about a 3 day educational opportunity for Peer Specialists, Recovery Coaches and other peer supports is located on this page. The dates of this year's Retreat are June 45,6, 2014. All information and registration forms are available through this page.
2014 SUD PRIMER - This is a new training specifically targeted to current Certified Peer Specialist and those taking the certification test. It has been endorsed by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Because of the integration of services in WI, currently certified Peer Specialists now need additional training in Substance Use Disorders and SUD has been added to the certification exam. Scholarships may be available for this SUD Primer training. All information and forms regarding this training are located on this page.
About Us - In this area you will explore what our vision, mission and values are as an organization.
Contact Us - This area lists our address, telephone number and email address. It
Site Map - This area has a direct link to each web page on this site.
Newsletter: Bridges to Recovery - This area contains the most current newsletter published by the Association. This newsletter contains articles of interested to those persons who are providing Peer Specialist services and the people they serve.
Calendar of Events - A calendar of training and recovery events around the state and nation. Submissions are accepted from all sources. Please use the Contact Us link want to have an event listed.
Meet the Board - Get to know our Board of Directors and Staff. This area contains biographical information on our key players here at the Association.
FAQs - This area contains answers to questions persons in Recovery, Peer Specialists and their employers often ask.
Resources - This area contains direct links to resources that may be helpful to Certified Peer Specialists, those in Recovery and those persons/providers helping them along the recovery journey.
Certification - Latest Certification dates, registration deadline dates and links to the UW-Milwaukee Certification Exam Information Website
Employment Opportunities - Employment/Volunteer Opportunities for Peer Specialists and Peer Supports reported to the Association for distribution
Mental Health Recovery - Under Construction
Dual Recovery - Under Construction Information and resources for persons in Mental Health and Substance Use recovery.
On-Line Continuing Education Opportunities - A listing of current and archived educational opportunities for peer run organizations, peer supports and Peer Specialists. Many qualify for required continuing education hours tied to Certification
Video Archives - Under Construction
WI Code of Conduct - Code of Conduct for Certified Peer Specialists practicing in Wisconsin. These were orginally developed under a Medicaid Infrastructure Grant (MIG) by the Peer Specialist Committee of the Wisconsin Recovery Implementation Task Force,
WI Core Competencies - Core Competencies needed by Certified Peer Specialists practicing in Wisconsin. Also, the original document showed which competencies each approved training in Wisconsin covers. The original core competencies were developed under MIG by the Peer Specialist Committee of the WIsconsin Recovery Implementation Task Force.
Domains and Objectives - 8 Domains and Objectives to be practiced by Certified Peer Specialists practicing in Wisconsin. Developed under MIG by the Peer Specialist Committee of the Wisconsin Recovery Implementation Task Force.
General WIsconsin Adult Mental Health Certified Peer Specialist Position Description - A general job description for Peer Specialists used in Wisconsin. The original job description was developed under MIG by the Peer Specialist Committee of the Wisconsin Recovery Implementation Task Force.
Cert. Study Guide - A link is provided to a complete printable copy of this study guide. There is also a link to a LARGE PRINT edition of the guide on this page. This guide was developed by Certified Peer Specialists working in various venues and an educator who develops curricula. In the hope that it will aid people in obtaining a passing grade on the certification exam. The original study guide was developed under Medicaid Infrastructure Grant Funding. The guide was expanded and continues to be updated by the Association since the Spring 2011, in order to facilitate better outcomes on the certification exams. Dates and registration materials of Association sponsored Study Groups will also be announced on this page as well as our discussion forum.
Membership - Information on membership requirements and fees, application form, benefits, etc for joining the Wisconsin Association of Peer Specialists, Inc.