Ohio Peer Support Symposiums
Peer Support Symposiums:
The Path of Peer Support In Ohio
Whether you are new to peer support or have been working in the field for years, this symposium is for you! The certification requirements for Ohio Peer Supporters are changing and these events will give you the opportunity to have all your questions answered by representatives of OhioMHAS. Don't rely on rumors, get accurate information straight from the source.
OhioMHAS will be hosting symposiums in multiple locations in order to engage peer supporters throughout the state. The first four will be held in Fulton, Butler, Jackson, and Guernsey counties.
9:30 am - 10:00 am Registration
10:00 am - 10:30 am Opening Remarks
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Talk on Peer Support and Q&A by Mindy Vance of OhioMHAS
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch Break*
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Panel Discussion: The Role of a Peer Supporter
3:00 pm Closing Remarks
Although held in different locations, each symposium will present the same information.
*Please note that lunch is not provided, attendees are welcome to pack ahead or visit local restaurants during the break.
We will answer questions such as:
- What is peer support?
- How can peer support help someone reach recovery?
- Is peer support right for me or my organization?
- How do I become a certified Ohio Peer Supporter?
- How has the certification process changed?
- How will the new rules impact current peer supporters?
- What do I need to know to update my credentials?
Wednesday, May 18
Sauder Village Conference Center
22611 State Route 2
Archbold, OH 43502
Wednesday, June 15
1 Riverfront Plaza
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
Thursday, June 23
James A. Rhodes Community Center
11 Stewart St
Coalton, Ohio 45621
Wednesday, June 29
Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center
7033 Glenn Highway
Cambridge, Ohio 43725
Please choose the location that is most convenient. All of the symposiums will present the same information. There is no need to attend on multiple dates.
Space is Limited: Register Today!
Will you be answering question about Medicaid billing and peer support?
No. This presentation is being made by Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services and The PEER Center. We are not involved with the Medicaid or Medicare program and are unable to answer any questions about these types of topics. There will be NO information available about Medicaid.
Are CEUs provided for this symposium?
No. This is NOT a training, there are no CEUs offered, and attendance does NOT fulfill any of the requirements of becoming a certified peer supporter. These events are simply information sessions for people who want to learn more about peer support and the new certification requirements.
Are there any fees to attend?
No. Registration is free and there are no other fees. Even parking is free!
I am not a certified peer supporter. Can I still attend?
Absolutely! These symposiums are designed for everyone - both those currently working in peer support and those who are considering entry into the field.
I am not a peer, can I attend?
Absolutely! These symposiums are for both peers and anyone else who is interested in learning more about peer support. We encourage organizations who offer peer support or who are considering offering peer support to attend.