Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) Competency Training

Helping Families. Supporting Communities. Empowering Individuals.

The Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Mental Health is hosting Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) Competency Training. This training is offered as three, one-day trainings that are conducted over the course of three months. Registration forms for all three sites (Mt. Vernon, Springfield & Chicago) are attached.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Participants need to attend all three days in the same site (Mt. Vernon, Springfield or Chicago). However, participants can attend the three days in whichever site is most convenient. Please complete and submit the registration form for the site where you wish to attend the training.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

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

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN AND PRACTICE:

  • How to advocate for recovery support across systems (Day 1)
  • Helping individuals access and build an effective support network (Day 1)
  • Recovery centers owned and operated by persons in recovery (Day 1)
  • Making decisions about how and when to self-disclose (Day 2)
  • Utilizing cultural humility to develop healthy relationships with colleagues and individuals receiving services (Day 2)
  • How to apply for and maintain the CRSS credential (Day 2)
  • Diving deeper into challenging ethical scenarios (Day 3)

DATES & LOCATIONS:

Mt. Vernon: June 13, July 11, August 15
Springfield: June 20, July 18, August 22
Chicago: June 27, July 25, August 29