Peer Recovery Supporters Portal
Welcome to the Ohio Peer Recovery Supporters Portal. Below you’ll find information on what is going on in Ohio regarding peer support, becoming a Certified Peer Recovery Supporter, sustaining certifications, resources, and finding Certified Peer Recovery Supporters in your area.
A message from The P.E.E.R. Center’s Executive Director Juliet Dorris-Williams
Peer Recovery Support is an integral component to promote recovery, wellness and resiliency for individuals with a lived experience with mental health challenges and substance use disorders.
Over the past few years, Ohio’s behavioral health services have been incorporating Peer Recovery Support into the workplace. OhioMHAS has partnered with The P.E.E.R. Center to support Ohio agencies with technical assistance by providing, “Implementation of Peer Supporters in the Work Place” trainings.
To request a training, please follow this link:
Peer Recovery Support Technical Assistance
Did you know that The PEER Center in partnership with OhioMHAS provides technical assistance (TA) to provider agencies that provide or want to implement peer recovery supports and services to their communities?
eLicense Technical Assistance Hubs
Five peer organizations have partnered with OhioPRO and OhioMHAS to create technical assistance call centers for peers. These centers will be staffed by certified peer recovery supporters who will be available to answer any questions regarding the new eLicensing platform. They have received training so that they may provide information and answer any questions related to peer recovery supporter certification or recertification.
If you have any questions regarding eLicensing, certification, or recertification, please contact any of the individuals below.
Emily Werner at (419)901-6558 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Sandusky Artisans
Ashley Smithson at (937)528-6399 or email@example.com; Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley
Andrea McCrate at (513)579-5416 or firstname.lastname@example.org; The Recovery Center of Hamilton County
Richard Otto at (740)592-2690 or email@example.com; The Gathering Place
Gary Krathefer at (614)453-4841 or firstname.lastname@example.org; The PEER Center
Each of the individuals above will be available to respond to questions from Monday through Friday from 10 am – 2pm.
If you have any questions about contacting these individuals/organizations, please contact Michael J. Krause, Executive Director of OhioPRO, at email@example.com
Upcoming Peer Support Recovery Trainings, Events, and More.
PEERvoices Educational Series Continues:
The P.E.E.R. Center is excited to offer new training opportunities through our PEER Voices Education Series thanks to funding from the ADAMH Board of Franklin County. Our goal is to increase professionalism and to build leadership skills, knowledge and abilities of Peer Recovery Supporters.
Whether you are new to peer support or have worked in the field for years, these classes are for you! These presentations provide opportunities for interaction and Q&A.
You Asked, We Listened!
Due to Overwhelming Requests, We Are Responding By Shifting to VIRTUAL Training Opportunities!
PEER Voices Education Series #2: Beyond Peer Support: Leadership in the Workforce
October 28, 2022
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PEER Voices Education Series #3: Trauma Informed Care
November 9, 2022Click Here to Register and Learn More
Don’t Miss Out on These New Opportunities!
Classes are FREE but registration is required.
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2020:
All PRS Trainings are hosted and organized by our community partners at the local level. Our community partners may include Mental Health and Recovery Boards, Peer Run Organizations, and Behavioral Health Providers. The local host of each training will determine the registration process. You are not required to submit an application or materials to OhioMHAS until you apply for certification as a Peer Recovery Supporter (after you complete training and pass your online exam). For a list of available trainings, and contact information for each training, view the 40-hour in-person PRS Training Calendar.
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