Drexel University

Community Health Worker Peer Training

Posted on April 9, 2018

Community Health Worker Peer Training/Certified Peer Specialist Training Academy

Do you know what it is like to be impacted by violence in your community?
Do you want to use your experience help people heal from their injuries?

We invite you to learn more about becoming a Community Health Worker Peer/Certified Peer Specialist!

This program is designed to train men, ages 18-30, who have experienced violent injury in their own lives to become Community Health Worker Peers/ Certified Peer Specialists. Participants who complete the CHWP/CPS Training Academy may be eligible to apply for employment as a CHWP and/or CPS.

This training series, which pairs Community Health Worker Peer and Certified Peer Specialist trainings, provides trauma-informed instruction where participants will gain skills in health system navigation, how to approach physical health and mental health emergencies, addressing the impact of trauma, Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP), Intentional Peer Support, Motivational Interviewing, Mental Health First Aid, HIPAA regulations and confidentiality, mandated reporter guidelines, group facilitation skills and de-escalation techniques to help young people in Philadelphia who are injured by violence.

Individuals who complete the training will be eligible to apply for a full-time paid position as a Community Health Worker Peer at the Healing Hurt People program in the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice. We will also be providing payment for their time in the training, as well as job readiness skills and transportation assistance as needed.

There are only 10 spaces available in the CHWP/CPS Training Academy, so we are encouraging people to apply early.

For more information about the CHWP/CPS Training Academy, please contact:

Stefanie Wakeman, Project Manager
Email: sjw95@drexel.edu
Phone: 215-762-1170

Sponsored by:
The Drexel University Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice | Healing Hurt People And Mental Health Partnerships
In partnership with the Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships and
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