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Application Open: Taking the Next Step: Advancing Your Peer Support Practice

April 1: 8:00 am - April 15: 10:00 pm CDT

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Training Series Overview: The purpose of this training is to build skills related to providing peer support on an advanced level, building off of skills that experienced Peer Recovery Support Specialists build over time in the field. This highly interactive 3-part series will provide participants with the opportunity to learn about and put into practice skills that will push them to think critically and intentionally in order to advance their ability to provide effective peer support services. In order to maximize the impact of this training series we are limiting participation only to those who have already been providing peer support services in a paid or volunteer role for at least one year, with a maximum of 20 participants. Participants must be able to attend and actively engage in all 3 sessions. The deadline for application is April 15th.

All sessions will take place from 7 - 9 PST/10 - 12 EST

June 13 - Session 1: Holding Multiple Truths

June 20 - Session 2: Navigating Internal Bias and Judgment

June 27 - Session 3: Exploring Peer-Based Communication Skills

To apply please click here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Maureen Nichols at

This training is offered in collaboration with the Substance Abuse & Addiction Recovery Alliance of Virginia. SAARA is the leading voice in Virginia on substance use disorder and recovery. They provide individuals and communities with education, advocacy and support. To learn more, visit their website here.


Facilitator: Nze Okoronta


Nze is a harm reductionist, facilitator, and consultant. They are known for work surrounding crisis services, public health impact and social policy. They provide consultation around crisis alternatives, peer run respites, peer run warmlines, peer support supervision & harm reduction. Nze has past experience in housing, DEI, clinical substance use counseling, and population-specific SUD program development for Black and Brown communities. Nze is currently the Peer Services Program Director at SOAR Case Management Services Inc., overseeing Solstice House Peer Run Respite & Peer Run Warmline in Madison, WI. They also work as a Technical Assistance Consultant for PRCoE (Peer Recovery Center of Excellence) and Harm Reduction Equity Consultant for PeerPride. Nze centers the historical and ongoing truths of psychiatric survivors in their work, believing our stories hold power, community is our home, and pride is a path to liberation.


April 1: 8:00 am CDT
April 15: 10:00 pm CDT
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Funding for this initiative was made possible by grant no. 1H79TI083022 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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