Drexel University

Community Health Worker Peer (CHWP)

Posted on March 20, 2017

Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice | Healing Hurt People
Community Health Worker Peer (CHWP) Training Academy

Do you know what it is like to be impacted by violence in your neighborhood? Do you want to help other people heal from their injuries, and work to make your community more peaceful? We invite you to learn more about becoming a Community Health Worker Peer!

The Drexel University Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice is currently seeking applicants for our 7-week Community Health Worker Peer (CHWP) Training Academy. This program, sponsored by a grant from the Department of Justice Office of Victims of Crime, trains men, ages 18-30, who have experienced violent injury in their own lives to become Community Health Worker Peers.

In this trauma-informed training, participants will gain skills in violence prevention and intervention, community education, health system navigation and community support to help young people in Philadelphia who are hurt by violent injury. Individuals who complete the CHWP Training Academy will be eligible to apply for employment as a Community Health Worker Peer in the Healing Hurt People program.

Important Information about the CHWP Training Academy:

Dates: May 15, 2017- June 30, 2017
Length of training: 3 days per week for 7 weeks, 90 hours of training
Days of training: Three (3) days per week
Monday, Wednesday and Friday (M-W-F)
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Drexel University
Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships
Cost: FREE training, Participant payment will be provided
Assistance with transportation is also available to participants.

For more information, please contact:
Stefanie Wakeman, Project Manager
Phone: 215-762-1170, Email: stefanie.wakeman@drexelmed.edu

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