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CEI Helps KDADS Innovate New Ways to Train Certified Peer Support Specialists

Certified Peer Specialists are a vital component in consumer determined care. It ensures that people with mental health experiences have the option to receive services from peers with similar lived experience. It encourages self-determination and integration with one’s community. Through the partnership with CEI’s IMPACT Center and Strategic Communication Initiatives, the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services has made their CPS Level One Training and Supervisor Training available online. This accessible, self-paced format allows people from across Kansas to begin working toward becoming Certified Peer Specialists and increases access to peer support throughout the state.

For more information on Certified Peer Support in Kansas, check out the KDADS website.