Community Health Worker Training to be Held in Michigan City

A 5-Day Training Session to become a Community Health Worker/Certified Recovery Specialist will be held from Monday, August 29 through Friday, September 2, 2016 at the Northern Indiana Education Foundation located at 402 Franklin Street in Michigan City, Indiana.

A Community Health Worker/Certified Recovery Specialist (CHW/CRS) is a person in recovery from a mental health or addiction related disorder that demonstrates the ability to effectively manage their health and wellness for at least one year. CHW/CRS can then provide peer support services, serve as a consumer advocate and provide consumer information in the emergency, outpatient or inpatient settings.

The cost for the training is $35 non-refundable application fee and a $150 exam fee. Those that are interested must apply for the upcoming training session by turning in a completed application, copy of identification, proof of recovery, and all fees to: ASPIN Program Coordinator, 8440 Woodfield Crossing Boulevard, Suite 460, Indianapolis, IN 46240 by Friday, August 5, 2016.

For more information about available scholarships, please call 219.476.4651.

The application and additional information is available at www.chwcrs.org. The training is a collaboration between Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana (ASPIN), Oaklawn Psychiatric Center, Porter-Starke Services, Swanson Center, Indiana State Department of Health, and Family and Social Services Administration?s Division of Mental Health and Addiction.