Consumer Connections is a nationally recognized program which recruits, trains, and supports consumers of mental health services working to become providers of mental health services. The program works with mental health providers in New Jersey to expand employment opportunities for consumer providers. Consumer Connections offers courses which meet the educational requirements and lead to Certification as a Recovery Support Practitioner (CRSP). For more information on the CRSP certification, please visit www.certbd.org. For more information on Consumer Connections please email email@example.com; or contact Chrissy Schayer, Director, at 908-810-1001, ext. 316.
Consumer Connections, a program of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey, is dedicated to strengthening and expanding peer workforce development. Through the creation of high quality training and educational opportunities, our goal is to empower individuals working as Peer Specialists to use their lived experience to support others in moving toward wellness and recovery.
The inquiry period for the Summer 2015 CORE training in Atlantic County is NOW OPEN. If you are interested in applying for the CORE training in Atlantic County, please submit a program contact form using the link below. Consumer Connections will be accepting contact forms through April 24, 2015.
*Please note that this form is ONLY for the summer training in Atlantic County. Please see our training calendar for application periods for other training sessions. Thank you.
If you are interested in pursuing a career as a Certified Recovery Support Practitioner in the mental health or co-occurring disorders fields, and you are a consumer in recovery, you are eligible to apply for possible admission to the CORE training. The 108 hours of CORE training and 18 hours of WRAP will satisfy the educational component for the Certified Recovery Support Practitioner (CRSP) credential.
The Core Training selection process will begin with the submission of a contact form to the Consumer Connections program. Interested applicants will participate in a phone interview and submit an application. They then may be invited to attend the 18 hour WRAP/Peer training. If selected to participate in the CORE training, students will be required to attend 18 specified days of training. Please see the event calendar below for details.
The CORE training Program electronic Contact Form for the Summer session will be accepted from March 2 to April 24, 2015. The deadline for submissions is 5:00 PM EST on April 24, 2015. Please click here to access the form.
For a list of important dates, please click here.