Missouri Peer Specialist
Governor Parson supports Peer Support Celebration Day!!!
The Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) initiative is a significant part of the behavioral health transformation efforts taking place in Missouri. This Website is “home” to registration for training events, information on training content, the online exam and other information regarding Peer Specialists in Missouri.
2024 VIRTUAL CPS Trainings
January 8-12, 2024
January 22-26, 2024
February 5-9, 2024
February 19-23, 2024
March 4-8, 2024
March 18-22, 2024
Mental Health First Aid Training
Mental Health First Aid training is highly encouraged for all Certified Peer Specialists, and is required to apply for the international peer credential (Certified Reciprocal Peer Recovery—CRPR). Mental Health First Aid training also counts towards the renewal of any MCB credential, including Certified Peer Specialist.
Click here to find out how you can take Mental Health First Aid training:
The CPS Echo is a great opportunity to learn from a panel of seven subject matter experts and get feedback from other peer specialists. They happen on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and each one attended is worth one contact hour. It is FREE, and these contact hours can be used towards renewing your CPS credential. Each ECHO will consist of the panel providing some information to the peer specialists (around 20 minutes), and then the rest of the time is spent reviewing case studies which have been submitted ahead of time by peer specialists. To sign up for the CPS ECHO’s, please click on this link: Show-Me ECHO: Move Knowledge, Not Patients (showmeecho.org)
Support systems are so important for mental health recovery.
Having the support of a peer with personal experience and understanding can make all the difference in the world.
Credit to the Missouri Mental Health Foundation with the help of the Missouri Department of Mental Health.
The Pillars of Peer Support Services are recognized as valuable tools to support recovery. Each Summit generated a report available for viewing on this website.
Info for Providers
Various articles assisting Recovery Providers are available in this section of the website. Items include first person accounts and various handouts.
Links & Resources
Links to other Peer Specialist resources. Convenient access to information regarding national, state and organization based activities related to peer support.