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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

Overdose Awareness & Narcan Training
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 at 3:30pm-5:30pm
Bemidji State University American Indian Resource Center

The Bemidji State University American Indian Resource Center is proud to host a Opiate Overdose Awareness and Narcan Training class to members of the community. This course is open to everyone and will shed light on the a serious issue facing our community's, teach you the signs and symptoms of an opiate overdose and how to administer Naloxone. Training is hosted by Leech Lake Tribal Police Department and Leech Lake EMS & Education.

 

EdCamp 2018!
Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8am
Bemidji State University

EdCamp Bemidji will be an open, participatory, dynamic and free professional development conference for PreK-college educators!

 

Certified Peer Support Specialist Training

Certified peer specialists are individuals who have a lived experience of mental illness and are trained to be direct service mental health staff. Since 2007, Minnesota has been building capacity for this service.

Certified peer specialists offer support and hope to individuals with a lived experience of mental illness by sharing their story and helping them to discover their strengths. Certified peer specialists assist the people they serve to identify the barriers they encounter for participation in community resources, and provide encouragement for involvement in community based activities that support their goals and interests.
 
Certified Peer Specialist programs are evidence based practices that integrate professional support and first-hand experience with mental illness within an agency.  A Peer Specialist has the ability and experience to say the power words, “I understand.”  The certification training focuses on the Five Recovery Paths and how to utilize personal recovery experiences to empower others along their journeys.
 

If interested in applying to become a Certified Peer Support Specialist, apply at http://peerslinktohope.org/ Please click on "training" to complete an application and learn of training events in the area. 

 

 

 

 

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