Digital Peer Support Certifications

The Digital Peer Support Certification was co-produced with scientists and peer support specialists and includes education and simulation training sessions, synchronous and asynchronous technology support services, and on-going feedback. The Digital Peer Support Certification has been found to an effective knowledge translation training that has shown to increase peer support specialists’ capacity to use digital peer support in practice. Our scientific manuscript is currently under review, please contact us for a copy.

205 peer support specialists from 23 different states and three different countries have completed the Digital Peer support Certification. Check out what they had to say:

“It is a game changer

“I really believe having this access to digital peer support will be effective in reaching people we serve in a more immediate response time and allowing the people feel more secure and safe.”

“Digital peer supports allows people we serve to enhance his/her skillset; adding confidence, courage, a sense of independence, and wanting to learn more.”

“Empowers peers to thrive and to become independent”

Certification is available online or in-person. Please see below for training dates.

For pricing and scheduling, please contact us for details.

Digital Peer Support Training Dates and Descriptions

April 7-April 9
Train-the-Trainer (ToT) for Digital Peer Support Certification Training Training is now full, contact us for pricing and scheduling

The ToT includes three sequential days of virtual training (i.e., five hours each day; Total of fifteen hours) and includes the following:
Day 1: Virtual Learning Among People with a Lived Experience of a Mental Health Condition; Application of Learning Theory in Digital Peer Support Services; Understanding Your Learning Style; and
Digital Communication Skills (i.e., individual and group-based).
Day 2: Review of Day 1 Materials; Promoting Engagement of Service Users with Technology; Technology Literacy; Available Technologies; Privacy and Confidentiality; and Practice and Feedback Sessions Using EngagemenT Techniques.
Day 3: Review of Day 1 & 2 Materials; How to Address a Digital Crisis; and Practice and Feedback Sessions of Digital Peer Support Certification Curriculum
9am-1pm ESTVirtual
April 10
Advanced Training on Digital Technologies and Older Adults Certification Training is now full, contact us for pricing and scheduling

Abbreviated training on digital technologies and older adults (4 hours). Training includes education on older adult mental health, technologies for older adults, trauma-informed digital communication with older adults, older adult technology preferences, normal aging and technology, connecting/bonding virtually, the role of family and caregivers in technology, recognizing signs of abuse/neglect, and addressing loneliness and social isolation. 
8am-12pm ESTVirtual
April
13
Train-the-Trainer (ToT) for Digital Peer Support Certification Training Training is now full, contact us for pricing and scheduling

The ToT includes three sequential days of virtual training (i.e., five hours each day; Total of fifteen hours) and includes the following:
Day 1: Virtual Learning Among People with a Lived Experience of a Mental Health Condition; Application of Learning Theory in Digital Peer Support Services; Understanding Your Learning Style; and
Digital Communication Skills (i.e., individual and group-based).
Day 2: Review of Day 1 Materials; Promoting Engagement of Service Users with Technology; Technology Literacy; Available Technologies; Privacy and Confidentiality; and Practice and Feedback Sessions Using EngagemenT Techniques.
Day 3: Review of Day 1 & 2 Materials; How to Address a Digital Crisis; and Practice and Feedback Sessions of Digital Peer Support Certification Curriculum.
9am-1pm ESTVirtual
April
22
Digital Peer Support Certification Training is now full, contact us for pricing and scheduling

The abbreviated 4-hour certification will includes dyadic training on:
Digital Communication Skills; How to Engage Service Users with
Technology; Technology Literacy and Usage Skills; Bonding and
Connection through Technology; Available Technologies; Privacy and
Confidentiality; Monitoring Digital Peer Support; How to Address a
Digital Crisis.
1-5pm ESTVirtual
Every Friday
Classroom sessionsJoin us for Live Streaming on Facebook

Weekly classroom sessions with peers across the country increasing their digital peer support capacity. These classroom sessions will encourage peers to bring forth issues, and as a team, we will problem solve. This is really to reinforce learning and troubleshoot uptake in the real world.  
12pm ESTVirtual