Full Scholarships Available
The Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition is offering a 3-day Certified Older Adult Peer Specialist Training in Scranton, PA. Details below:
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Deadline for scholarship applications - May 1, 2017
Deadline for Registration - May 8, 2017
This training will prepare current Certified Peer Specialists to utilize existing experience, skills and training to work with Older Adults living with behavioral health disorders. Training will include an understanding of mental health and co-occurring issues as they relate to aging issues. Peers will increase their level of expertise while gaining specialized techniques that support Older Adults.
At the completion of this seminar, participants will have an understanding of the issues encountered by older adults including:
- Aging composition (demographics)
- Healthy aging
- Cultural competency
- Depression, anxiety, hoarding, cognitive impairment, substance use, & co-occurring physical illness in older adults
- Suicide in older adults
- Care giving
- Community resources
- Wellness Recovery Action Plan
- Stages of Change