On Wednesday, July 2, thirteen new peer specialists graduated from MHA’s Peer Specialist training program, the only one of its kind in Westchester. As Coordinator of Peer Training, Jeff Zitofsky called the name of each graduate, he spoke movingly about each person’s gifts and the qualities each would bring to their peer practice.
One graduate said, “Since beginning this program, I feel like a bird who has been let out of the cage.” The field for peer specialists has been blossoming in recent years and MHA’s program is a first step toward receiving New York State certification.
Our next Peer Training class begins on September 28th.
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New York State Moves Peer Certification Forward
Peer specialists will be the providers of choice for many Home and Community Based services funded by Medicaid. NYS has established a process for certification as well as an Academy of Peer Services which offer no-cost online courses.
Learn about New York’s Peer Specialist Credential and download the application.