Peer Support Training and Placement Program Beginning Soon

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This program embodies the essentials of recovery such as, self-direction, person centered approach, personalization, empowerment, strength base, respect, cultural sensitivity and competency, responsibility, hope and at the very core of the program: resilience development.


If you would like to be considered for the Peer Support Training and Placement program with CCAPP, please download the brief application below and fax, scan or send it to CCAPP.

How do I get started?

"I have been supporting my family and community for years. It's time to take my skills to the next level and show the world I am a trained peer support specialist. I am looking forward to CCAPP's Peer Support Training and Placement program! 

Ongoing Enrollment:

Upcoming class dates

August 7, 2017


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Training Location:

CCAPP Training Room, 2400 Marconi Avenue, Sacramento

Residents of these Counties are Eligible: 

  • Placer County
  • Sacramento County
  •  El Dorado County
  • Nevada County

Do you want to become an instructor for the peer support training program?

Upload your current CV or resume to Kristina Padilla at for more information..

  • Make sure that you are available for class each Monday and Wednesday from 6-9.
  • Be aware that only applicants with "lived experience" will be accepted for the program. 
  • Download the Enrollment Request by clicking here and fax, scan or mail it back to CCAPP.
  • You will be notified of the location for your class upon acceptance to the program.
  • All the materials you will need will be given to you on your first day of class.

CCAPP Peer Personnel Training Program Outline:

·         Core Peer Personnel/Support Training and Education (100 hours)

·         Elective Specialty Courses

·         Practicum and Internship

·         Placement and Career Counseling

·         Supportive Services

·         Evaluation


This training is designed to increase the workforce and development of peer support services in substance use disorder and mental health services setings. It aims to augment traditional and non-traditional treatment setting/services. The training encompasses needed support services including but not limited to wellness and recovery planning, Mentoring, mutual support, self determination, networking and self advocacy.

Download your application today, space is limited! click here


About Peer Support:

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a peer provider (e.g., certified peer specialist, peer support specialist, recovery coach) is a person who uses his or her "lived experience" of recovery from mental illness and/or addiction, plus skills learned in formal training, to deliver services in behavioral health settings to promote mind-body recovery and resiliency.

In primary care, peer support services have traditionally been limited to an informal or volunteer role of connecting people living with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, in sharing knowledge and experiences with each other. More recently, peer support roles have evolved to include community health workers, peer coaches, and morePeer Support in Primary Care Settings focuses around four core functions and enhances primary care by providing self-management around chronic conditions. 

In integrated health, an emerging key role for peer providers are interventions that result in the activation of whole health self-management by those in recovery from behavioral health and chronic health conditions. Growing national recognition of this critical role of self-management to promote resiliency and whole health resulted in creating a federally-funded peer-delivered training called Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) developed by the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions operated by the National Council for Behavioral Health.