Daily Update March 28, 2016 - Youth Certified Peer Specialist (CPS-Y) Training - application due March 31

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), Office of Children, Young Adults and Families and the Office of Medicaid & Health System Innovation is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the upcoming Youth Certified Peer Specialist (CPS-Y) training. This five-day event is scheduled for the week of April 11th – April 15th . This training is intended for enrollees who meet the lived experience expectations outlined below.



  • Must be 18-26 years of age;
  • Have a diagnosis of mental illness, substance use disorder, or a dual diagnosis; and a strong desire to identify themselves as a person living with a mental illness or substance use diagnosis (current or former person receiving behavioral health services);
  • Be able to advocate for themselves; 
  • Have a high school diploma or GED;
  • Be able/willing to actively seek and manage their own appropriate care; and
  • Be able to share their own personal story in a safe and appropriate way.



The attached Application along with documentation must be submitted by March 31st , 2016.

Applicants will be interviewed  April 4th – April 7th.  


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