The Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Mental Health will be hosting three equivalent training opportunities throughout Illinois. This training is offered as three one-day trainings that are conducted several weeks apart. (Days 1 & 2: CRSS Domains. Day 3: CRSS Ethics)

Participants must attend all three days at the same site (north, central or south), but are free to choose which of these sites is most convenient for their attendance. Please read below for training sites and dates. Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Registration forms will be available by April 30, 2018.

The training is FREE. Lunch is on your own.

LOCATIONS/DATES:

  • South: June 13, July 17 & Aug. 14 Mt. Vernon - Mt. Vernon Airport
  • Central: June 26, July 12 & Aug. 21 Springfield - Memorial Ctr for Learning & Innov.
  • North: June 26, July 31 & Aug. 28 Chicago - Thompson Center

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • CRSS professionals who wish to increase their skills
  • Individuals interested in pursuing the CRSS credential
  • Supervisors of peer specialists and other CRSS staff

ALL NEW CONTENT!!!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN AND PRACTICE:

  • Advocacy: Serving as agents of culture change
  • Professional Responsibility: Listening for individual differences and cultural diversities
  • Mentoring: Motivating and supporting others to find their own direction
  • Recovery Support: Supporting complementary & alternative approaches to recovery
  • Expungement & Sealing of Records: Moving beyond criminal justice involvement
  • Supervision: Key aspects of the supervisory relationship
  • Ethics: Diving deeper into challenging ethical scenarios