CeCe Broussard and Tracey Rogers-Peterson, Painting Pathways Clubhouse members took Certified Peer Support Specialist training in Green Bay WI at Options for Independent Living. It was a 40 hour course they attended.
Currently, Manitowoc County does not have a Peer Support Specialist career developed. There are over 400 Certified Peer Support Specialists in the state of Wisconsin. Painting Pathways Clubhouse and the Manitowoc County Health Department involved the two interested clubhouse members into this training. The Health department applied for a grant and received money for these two excited ladies to take the training.
CeCe and Tracey took an exam at the end of training and had to pass this exam to take the state certification exam in February to become Certified in the state of Wisconsin. They both proudly passed this exam with a 98%. They are very excited to start a career in CPSS. If they both become certified in Feb. they will be the first two to work as Certified Peer Support Specialists in Manitowoc County.
For those who do not know the role of the CPSS it is working with peers with similar lived experiences. A Peer Specialist is an individual with lived recovery experience who has been trained and certified to help their peers gain hope and move forward in their own recovery.
Our Annual Fundraiser Breakfast 10/15/15
Al & Tracey