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2024 Delaware Training Event: Supporting and Integrating Peers in Behavioral Health Settings

2024 Delaware Training Event: Supporting and Integrating Peers in Behavioral Health Settings
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A Live, In-Person Event
Friday, April 12, 2024 from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Springer Building
1901 N. Du Pont Highway, New Castle, DE 19720.
For directions, click here.

During this interactive presentation, participants will explore the crucial roles of peers and peer supervisors in the context of their scope of practice and ethical considerations. The session will delve into the dynamics of peer support services, addressing prevalent myths and stigma surrounding this field. By analyzing the gaps within the treatment community, attendees will gain insights into how peers effectively contribute to meeting the diverse needs of the individuals they serve. This presentation aims to enhance understanding, foster collaboration, and promote the integration of peer support within the broader framework of the treatment community. Refreshments will be served from 12PM - 1PM.
Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to articulate the specific roles and responsibilities of peers and peer supervisors, including a comprehensive understanding of the scope of practice and ethical considerations that guide their work within the treatment community.
  • Participants will be able to summarize the key elements of effective peer support services, exploring different models and approaches. This objective aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to provide meaningful peer support within the context of mental health and addiction treatment.
  • Participants will be able to recognize and challenge common myths and stigma associated with peer support. Additionally, they will analyze existing gaps within the treatment community and explore strategies for integrating peers effectively to meet the diverse needs of individuals in a supportive and inclusive manner.

Caitlin Hegwood, PhD, MAC, ACADC, CADC-II, CCTS-I, CYI

Caitlin Hegwood, PhD, MAC, ACADC, CADC-II, CCTS-I, CYI, has been an educator, recovery coach, and addiction counselor in the field of human services for over a decade. Caitlin’s passions include the promotion of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and wellness through clinical and prevention services, experiences in nature, and movement. Through her work, she blends her expertise in education, behavioral health, and leadership to create social change locally and nationally.

Content Level
Beginning and Intermediate
Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.

Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.
This is a live, in-person training that includes didactic instruction with some interactive discussion and Q&A.

Earn 2 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)
To earn a NAADAC CE Certificate for attending this training, you must attend the full training. Attendance will be accounted for by a sign-in sheet.

Who Should Attend
Addiction professionals, peers, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals.
Live closed captioning is available and the captioning capabilities are in compliance with the practices defined in Worldwide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. In addition, transcripts are available for on-demand webinars recorded on and after March 27, 2019.

Questions? Please contact Caitlin Hegwood at or 703.253.3893.

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