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 

Wednesday, December 9 – 9:30 a.m. (Standard meeting time is 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 

Every other Wednesday 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. December 9 & 23 January 6 & 20, 2021 February 3 & 17, 2021

Virtual Format – Facilitated by Todd Lange and Todd Noack

Peer Support for Peer Support Specialists – Facilitated by Todd Lange and Todd Noack

Nov. 30 – Dec. 4, 2020

Virtual Format – Sponsored by Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH)

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) – Recovery Coach Academy (RCA)

December 7 & 10 January 11, 14, 25 & 28

Virtual Format – Presented ASK Resource Center

Dec. 7-9, 2020

Virtual Format – Presented by Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) 

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) – Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches

Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (CT)

Virtual Format – Developed by Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC), Funded by SAMHSA

December 29, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.(CT)

Virtual Format – Sponsored & Presented By Doors To Wellbeing

Doors To Wellbeing Monthly Webinar 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Virtual Training – Sponsored by Peer & Family Peer Support Training Program

Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)

Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (CT)

Virtual Format – Developed by Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC), Funded by SAMHSA

January 26, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.(CT)

Virtual Format – Sponsored & Presented By Doors To Wellbeing

Doors To Wellbeing Monthly Webinar 

ETHICS TRAININGS

The following trainings are approved 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: January 11, 2021 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

     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. 

      Register HERE for January 11, 2021 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Ethics Webinar

 

 

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

Next webinar date and time: TBD

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. 

 

Workplace Ethics For Peer Support and Family Peer Support Specialists

Next webinar date and time: TBD

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.    

                                                                             

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

Webinar date and time: December 7, 2020 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 December 7, 2020 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Ethics Webinar

 

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.