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

Certified Peer Support is 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. Kansas deeply values Certified Peer Support and has long done all the training in person which can be cumbersome and limit the number people who are able to complete the requirements to become certified. Through the partnership with CEI’s IMPACT Center and Strategic Communication Initiatives, KDADS has made their CPS Level One Training and Supervisor Training available online. This accessible, self-paced format allows people all over the State 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.