Trainings & Events

Information about upcoming Peer Support Specialist and Family Peer Support Specialist trainings, as well as conferences, events, and continuing education opportunities.





Grow Your Skills

Continue to develop your skills! Below are educational opportunities and events for FPSS, PSS, and Supervisors in Iowa. 

Take advantage of them to increase your marketability, improve your skills, and have a pulse on the mental health landscape in Iowa.

Some of these opportunities could qualify for CEUs. Please visit the Iowa Board of Certification website for more information.

SUPERVISOR TRAININGS

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OTHER TRAININGS & EVENTS

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1st Thursday of each month – 9:00 a.m. 

Virtual – Eastern Iowa MHDS Region Adult and Family Peer Support Committee 

Eastern Iowa MHDS Region Adult and Family Peer Support Committee Meetings 

4th Thursday of each month – 9:30 a.m.  (subject to change)

Virtual (until further notice) – Eastern Iowa MHDS Region Adult and Family Peer Support Committee 

East Central MHDS Region Adult and Family Peer Support Committee Meetings 

TBD

Life Connections Peer Recovery Services, Todd Noack, & Todd Lange

Peer Support For Peer Support Specialists (PSS4PSS) – Facilitation Opportunity

Feb. 24-Feb. 26, 2020 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

WRAP I Seminar – In-Person – Sponsored by Life Connections Peer Recovery Services

Seminar I: Developing a Wellness & Recovery Action Plan – 18.75 hours of CEUs approved by IBC

March 30, 2021 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.(CT)

Virtual Format – Sponsored & Presented By Doors To Wellbeing

Doors To Wellbeing Monthly Webinar 

April 27, 2021 

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.(CT)

Virtual Format – Sponsored & Presented By Doors To Wellbeing

Doors To Wellbeing Monthly Webinar 

April 30, 2021 

 

Virtual Format 

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for Peer & Family Peer Support Specialists

August 9-11, 2021

Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center    6111 Fleur Drive          Des Moines, IA  50321 

ETHICS TRAININGS

The following trainings are pending approval by the Iowa Board of Certification (IBC) for 90 minutes of ethics training which can be applied toward the initial application for PRS certification or for Continuing Education Units for both PRS and FPSS.

       Introduction to the IBC Codes of Ethics for Peer Recovery Specialists and Family Peer Support Specialists

     Next webinar date and time: TBD

     This 90-minute live interactive webinar will provide a detailed overview of the applicable Codes of Ethics for certified Peer Recovery Specialists (PRS) and Family Peer Support Specialists (FPSS) in Iowa. This webinar is approved by the Iowa Board of Certification for 90 minutes of ethics training which can be applied toward the initial application for PRS certification or for Continuing Education Units for both PRS and FPSS. 


Ethics for Peer and Family Peer Support Specialists: How to Handle Conflicts of Interest

Next webinar date and time: Monday, March 22, 2021 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

This 90-minute live interactive webinar will engage participants in peer support scenarios that present conflicts of interest. Participants will learn three different ways to handle conflicts of interest and the importance of seeking supervisory consultation. This webinar is approved by the Iowa Board of Certification for 90 minutes of ethics training which can be applied toward the initial application for PRS certification or for Continuing Education Units for both PRS and FPSS. 

Register HERE for Monday, March 22, 2021 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.


Workplace Ethics For Peer Support and Family Peer Support Specialists

Next webinar date and time: Monday, April 26, 2021 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

This 90-minute live interactive webinar focuses on potential ethical dilemmas in the workplace – boundaries with colleagues, conflicts within the team or with other professionals, and the importance of modeling person-first language in all communications. This webinar is approved by the Iowa Board of Certification for 90 minutes of ethics training which can be applied toward the initial application for PRS certification or for Continuing Education Units for both PRS and FPSS.    

Register HERE for Monday, April 26, 2021 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.     

                                                                        

Ethics for Peer and Family Peer Support Specialists: Skills to Support Informed Decision-Making 

Webinar date and time: Monday, May 24, 2021 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.                                                                                                

This 90-minute live interactive webinar introduces tools and strategies that Peer and Family Peer Support Specialists can use to support peers to exercise their right to self-directed care. This webinar is approved by the Iowa Board of Certification for 90 minutes of ethics training which can be applied toward the initial application for PRS certification or for Continuing Education Units for both PRS and FPSS.      

Register HERE for Monday, May 24, 2021 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

 

The Iowa Board of Certification features an ongoing calendar of IBC-Approved Continuing Education Courses on its website. Some of these courses may be approved for ethics CEU credit for Peer Support Specialists (PSS) or Family Peer Support Specialists (FPSS). Please confirm with the IBC, prior to enrolling in a class, to be certain it meets the ethics requirements necessary for PSS/FPSS certification or recertification. Fees may apply. Please contact the Iowa Board of Certification for more information.