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The Iowa Peer Workforce Collaborative uses the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) curriculum.
Please visit the CCAR website for details about the training:
Grounded in adult learning theory, this training:
You must have a high school diploma or GED.
Be a parent or caregiver of a child with a mental health diagnosis
Willing to share your own personal story of caring for a child with a mental illness
Provide support for families as one who has been there
Assist families with finding community and natural supports
Advocate for a family’s’ needs and model self-advocacy
Model effective self-care and coping techniques
Work with families from diverse socio economic and cultural backgrounds
Ability to maintain a part-time or full-time work schedule
Work as a member of a team
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
Adhere to confidentiality and understand protected health information
Maintain records and provide accurate documentation
Use computers (email, web searches, word processing)
You must be 21 years of age to take Family Peer Support Specialist training.