We at Impact Wisconsin are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest initiative, the Peer Resiliency Support Specialist Training program. Designed to empower individuals with lived experience in substance use disorder and mental health recovery, this program is a beacon of hope and support for those on their journey towards well-being and self-directed living.

Understanding the critical role that peer support plays in the recovery process, our 40-hour hybrid training program aims to harness the power of shared experiences to foster a community of resilience and understanding. This initiative is especially close to our hearts, as it aligns with our mission to support and uplift individuals through their recovery process, acknowledging that recovery is a unique and personal journey with many paths.

Empowerment Through Education and Support

The training is meticulously designed for individuals recovering from substance use disorder or mental health problems, offering them a platform to not only further their own recovery but to also assist others in their journey. Our curriculum is rooted in the core values of empathy, diversity, self-awareness, and lifelong learning. We believe in the transformative power of education and support provided by those who have walked the path of recovery themselves.

A Comprehensive Curriculum for Future Specialists

Our curriculum covers four main domains: values, in-depth knowledge of recovery, roles and responsibilities of a certified peer specialist, and practical skills for peer support. Participants will engage in a mix of online learning and in-person workshops, focusing on critical areas such as the neuroscience of mental health and addiction, ethics and boundaries, crisis intervention, and effective communication. The training will culminate in a comprehensive examination, ensuring our graduates are well-equipped to make a significant impact in the lives of those they support.

Join Us on This Journey

Impact Wisconsin is committed to creating a supportive, inclusive, and empowering environment for all participants. We understand the importance of cultural sensitivity, accessibility, and personalized approaches to recovery and support. As we launch this program, we invite you to join us on this transformative journey, whether as a participant looking to empower yourself and others or as a supporter of our mission to foster resilience and hope in our communities.

We believe this program will not only change lives but also enhance the fabric of support systems available for individuals navigating the complexities of substance use and mental health recovery. Stay tuned for updates and stories of empowerment, growth, and resilience as we embark on this exciting new chapter.

Together, let’s create a world where every individual on the path to recovery has access to the support, understanding, and empathy they deserve. Welcome to the Peer Resiliency Support Specialist Training program—where your experience has the power to inspire change.