Peer recovery is an individualized journey that offers a unique perspective and understanding of the difficulties associated with substance use disorder and its impact. Peer Recovery Support Specialists (PRSS) are an essential component to the Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Continuum of Care.
Through shared understanding and respect, PRSS staff help link individuals to treatment and encourage them to stay engaged in the recovery process.
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Behavioral Health is hosting quarterly regional PRSS trainings to provide educational opportunities on important issues pertaining to addiction and recovery. The trainings will provide more “tools in their toolbox” when working with individuals in recovery.
Each participant will receive a copy of the agenda and a training certificate which can be used toward certification hours if approved by their respective credentialing boards or agencies. Registration is required.
The Hub offers training opportunities for individuals who either already serve in a peer coach support role or have interest in becoming a certified Peer Recovery Support Specialists (PRSS).WV Peer Training Hub
Past Regional Trainings:
October 29, 2019 | Cabell County (Huntington/Barboursville)
October 30, 2019 | Harrison County (Bridgeport)
November 6, 2019 | Ohio County (Wheeling)
November 13, 2019 | Berkeley County (Martinsburg)
July 25, 2019 | Monongalia County (Morgantown)
July 30, 2019 | Kanawha County (Charleston)
August 5, 2019 | Braxton County (Flatwoods)
August 6, 2019 | Greenbrier County (Lewisburg)
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This training will open 10 minutes prior to start time in case you need to log in early and test Zoom settings. If you have questions about logging in or using Zoom, please contact Jenny Lancaster (304) 654-0875 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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