Government Contract | Pennsylvania
Certified Peer Support Training

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000550271

Bid Title: Certified Peer Support Training

Agency Bid No. Title: 6100037945

Received Date: 04/21/2016

Close Date: 04/27/2016

Purchase Type: Term:

Delivery Point: Pennsylvania

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Bidder Preregistration


Specifications include, but are not limited to:Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) initiative is to train select individuals from the offender population to serve as CPSS. The training certification process will afford all successful participants the opportunity to become a recognized CPSS by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission (SCSC). Certification will provide the potential for employment in a peer support setting after release from a state correctional facility. CPSS can be utilized to augment staffs efforts to effectively support special needs offenders thus enhancing their own recovery and wellness. In addition to teaching specific skills, such as communication and conflict resolution, a CPSS can utilize his or her firsthand knowledge about mental health recovery to help his/her peers recover, demonstrate recovery, assist his/her peers with shifting their focus from symptom management to recognizing and developing their wellness, their accomplishments, and their abilities and provide his/her peers with an opportunity to evaluate the choices and decisions that they make/have made. Additionally, CPSS assist in establishing a recovery environment within the facility setting that empowers others to succeed in accomplishing goals, reconnecting to themselves, reconnecting with others, and having purpose in life.

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Product Code: 92435

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - Department of Corrections

State: Pennsylvania

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Beth Procopio Central Office, 1920 Technology Parkway, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 17050

Phone: 717-728-3914

Fax: 717-728-4181




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