MHAO offers a wide variety of training, learning sessions and technical assistance. Our catalog of offerings includes:
The following state-approved trainings provide instruction in basic peer support skills. Graduates of these trainings will be eligible to apply for state certification through the Oregon Health Authority.
Youth & Young Adult Peer Mentoring
This certified Peer Support Specialist training focuses on the unique challenges of youth and young adults. The service learning hours required offer the opportunity to practice skills and to learn and grow in an experiential setting.
Peer Employment Specialist Training
In this training, participants learn the required skills necessary to become successful Peer Support Specialists. In addition, participants learn how to effectively provide employment support to peers.
Peer Wellness Specialist Training
In this training, participants learn the required skills necessary to become successful Peer Wellness Specialists. Participants learn how to effectively support peers with their health and wellness goals.
Each of these trainings offers CEUs that can be applied to re-certification for Peer Support Specialists in the State of Oregon:
Self-Care and Wellness
This course increases knowledge and comfort with a variety of wellness tools and self-care strategies. By increasing our attention to self-care, we strengthen our ability to stay well and overcome the impacts of secondary trauma so that we can continue to be fully present to provide quality peer support.
Ethics and Boundaries for Peer Specialists
How do peers practice authenticity being present, operate from peer recovery values and demonstrate clear ethics and boundaries? This workshop offers a deep exploration of the many layers that guide our actions and interactions as peer providers.
This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn about the WRAP and begin to incorporate it into their life to improve personal wellness and achieve an improved quality of life. The workshop is designed to be highly interactive and encourage participation and sharing from all present. This class fulfills the prerequisites for WRAP Facilitator Training.
WRAP Facilitator Training
This course is designed to help you become a powerful change agent as a WRAP Facilitator. You will gain a deeper understanding of the recovery process and learn to:
WRAP Facilitator Refresher
To retain active standing with the Copeland Center, WRAP Facilitators attend a two-day, interactive course to sharpen and expand facilitation skills to further engage groups in the Wellness Recovery Action Planning.
Money Basics Facilitator Training
Participants of this training learn how to effectively facilitate a Money Basics course. Due to the values and format of the Money Basics course, participants will need to identify as having lived experience of mental health challenges and must have an identified learning partner who will co-facilitate the course together upon completion of this class.
REAL Recovery Person-Centered/Person-Directed Planning
The two-day Recovery Intensive is designed to direct service providers; participants learn to facilitate a discovery process to uncover the strengths, gifts and motivations of each person served so that the Recovery Journey becomes focused on a self-defined destination.
Other CE Trainings Offered:
These trainings are geared toward mental health and addictions providers to support system change for recovery services and better understanding of how to collaborate with peer support.
Peer Life is an interactive experience that offers the participant a glimpse of life as a person receiving mental health services. This game is designed to illustrate much of what we already know: that mental health services can either help or hinder the path to recovery, and that recovery from mental health challenges can be gained through many paths. This is a fun, at times poignant, game that has been played by groups of peers, providers, and other community members. Many previous Peer Life participants reported the experience helped them see mental health services, and the recovery journey itself, through a new lens.
In this eight week course designed specifically for people who experience mental health challenges, participants learn how to develop a better relationship with money through hands-on exercises and discussion. This course explores topics that include banking basics, budgeting, debt, credit and savings, along with the relationship between mental heatlh challenges and financial issues.
Reframing Recovery challenges perceptions and ideals around mental health recovery, including how we, as a community, define it. Too often, our ability to recovery is questioned, challenged, and defined by others. With interactive visuals, frank discussion, narratives, and thought-provoking statements, participants are challenged to reframe how they see recovery from mental health challenges.
The Poverty Experience
In this highly interactive presentation, participants will explore key issues related to poverty and income disparity in relation to mental health challenges through engagement in a series of "hands-on experiences". Throughout the session, the facilitator also provides current data and information on this subject, along with resources for those affected by poverty.
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