PENNSYLVANIA MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMERS' ASSOCIATION
Peer Support within the Criminal Justice System-3-day Sequential Intercept Model Training
“Forensic Peer Specialists embody the potential for recovery for people who confront the dual stigmas associated with serious mental illness and criminal justice involvement” (Davidson and Rowe, 2008)
This 18-hour continuing education opportunity is designed to enhance the capacity of Certified Peer and Recovery Specialists to fulfill a serious gap in supportive services for justice involved individuals. Grounded in the philosophy of peer support services, this training uses a mutual-learning approach and dialogue-driven process to develop understanding of the impact of forensic involvement and introduces the Sequential Intercept Model as a tool to highlight the unique needs of individuals and discover resources necessary to effectively navigate within and beyond the criminal justice system.
By the end of this training participants will gain knowledge and skill to:
• Use lived experiences as an example of recovery and resiliency
• Identify and advocate for the needs of individuals in the criminal justice system
• Assist an individual in navigating service systems (mental health, criminal justice, etc.)
• Model self-advocacy such that an individual learns how to advocate for self
• Support the individual's journey toward achieving personal recovery goals
• Laptop or Desktop PC with Webcam and Microphone–note that smart phones may not present a large enough screen to engage in the presented material
• Zoom or other Virtual Meeting platform –PMHCA or Organization provided
• Personal Technology (IT) Support for Computer/Software – Facilitators are not responsible for software/equipment difficulties.
1-800-887-64222551 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline