Dear Prospective Participant:
Congratulations on taking the first step towards a career as a peer support specialist. I am so glad you have chosen NC-H.O.P.E. for your certification training needs. Our goal is to give each participant the knowledge, education and tools needed to thrive in peer support work. I wish you luck on your journey and we hope to see you in a future NC-H.O.P.E. training class. All the best.
Dr. Kemi Amola-Hill,
NC-H.O.P.E. Owner and Director
Helping people... Advocating… Linking to useful resources... Offering hope to the masses…Every day. Sure, peer support work has its rewards, but being a peer support specialist can also be challenging, frustrating, and can, at times, sad. But there is always H.O.P.E.! Unlike any training you’ll ever attend, NC-H.O.P.E. Peer Support Specialist Certification Training Program is an empowering and engaging professional development opportunity designed to prepare individuals for the 'real' world of peer support. Created by V.O.I.C.E. Therapeutic Solutions of Raleigh, a leader in the field of therapeutic interventions, solutions and education, NC-H.O.P.E. is about Helping Our Peers Excel.
Approved by the state of North Carolina and taught by seasoned peer support specialists, certified in the work. This week-long training is welcoming, supportive, safe, and fun. It allows our participants a creative space to learn, grow, and connect with one another. Offering the most elite compilation of resources, guidance, research, and best practices available today, our training presents this valuable knowledge in one program to ensure your success in the work of peer support.
NC-H.O.P.E. training covers a range of topics, including self-care and wellness, commitment to recovery and the responsibilities of peer support. After the basics, we focus on cultural competence; learning effective communication skills; building solid relationships; setting boundaries; and assisting peers, service members, and families who have experienced trauma.
NC-H.O.P.E. ensures that participants feel comfortable working as a PSS in their local communities, with peers and the organizations that serve them, while honoring the NCCPSS Code of Ethics along the way. Once you complete our training, you will be equipped to enter the workforce as a member of a professional care team at a North Carolina-based mental health agency. No work is more rewarding than empowering others and instilling hope!