Who We Are
Behavioral Heath Education Services, LLC is a Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB) Approved Education Provider. We are also an approved vendor of The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR). We offer a variety of trainings related to Behavioral Health, Addiction, and Recovery.
To provide high quality behavioral health education that will assist individuals in providing effective services in the behavioral health field.
Special Note Regarding All Upcoming Trainings:
Due to COVID-19, we will continue to take every precaution to keep our participants and staff safe. We will be following all State Guidelines. Each training participant and staff member will be required to:
1. Wear a mask at all times during the training.
2. Practice social distancing guidelines of 6 feet.
3. Sign the training facilities Code of Conduct Form and Liability Waiver Form prior to attendance.
These new guidelines will require us to reduce our number of training participants. Early registration is encouraged in order to secure a spot. If you have any questions regarding upcoming trainings, please feel free to reach out to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) Trainings
CRS are recovering individuals in the community who work with drug and alcohol clients on a peer to peer basis. The primary function of the CRS is to help individuals gain access to needed resources in the community by assisting them in overcoming barriers and helping them bridge gaps between their needs and available resources.
The Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) credential requires that the person applying for the CRS to have lived experience, to attest that they have had 18 months, in a continuous manner, of personal lived recovery experience, and to provide a statement of lived experience as part of the CRS application process.
Effective 1/1/2021: The new 78 hour CRS standardized training curriculum will go into effect across Pennsylvania. Each individual seeking CRS certification will be required to complete 65 hours of in person training hours and 13 hours of online training hours. Each participant must also pass the PCB CRS exam to become certified.
Please check back as we are currently planning our 2021 Training series!
Certified Family Recovery Specialist Training
The Certified Family Recovery Specialist (CFRS) is a credential for adults who have been directly impacted by their own family member or loved one’s substance use disorder. The CFRS shares their lived experience with other families to provide recovery support services and understands the stigma associated with substance use disorder and its impact on the family. As a CFRS, an individual accepts and agrees that his/her experience will be known by their colleagues, persons served, and others with whom he/she may share that they have achieved this credential. CFRS’s are trained to help families move into and through the recovery process.
The Certified Family Recovery Specialist (CFRS) credential requirements:
Education: 60 hours of training/education including: 24 hours in Family Recovery and Wellness; 12 hours in Advocacy and Support; 6 hours in in Professional Ethics; 6 hours in Confidentiality; and 12 hours specific to substance use disorder. • Minimum High School Diploma/GED • There is no time limit on when training was acquired for initial certification.
Letters of Reference/Character: Applicants must submit three (3) letters of reference/character. Letters may not be from family members. Letters should show the impact the applicant has made to the field. They should also include how the applicant practices self-care, how they have developed boundaries and how they work with other families. The letters of reference/character must be from each of the following areas: • Personal (1) • Professional/volunteer (1) • Within recovery support services (1).
Statement of Lived Experience: Applicants must submit a written statement describing their experience navigating multiple systems; describing how their experience informs their work with other families, what resources they have accessed, and what family recovery means to them. Applicants should also describe how long they have considered themselves in recovery. Written statements must be a minimum of 1000 words.
Please note: The Entire CFRS Training Package Includes the PCB CFRS Application Fee ($125.00).
The CFRS Training Program include the following 3-Credit Trainings:
Foundations of Recovery
Defining Peer Recovery Support Services
Science of Addiction and Recovery
Trauma Concerns in Recovery
Fundamentals of Recovery Coaching
Motivational Interviewing In Peer Support Services
Many Pathways to Recovery
Communication Skills Building for Individuals and Groups
Basic Concepts of Ethics in Peer Culture
Values, Ethics and Boundaries in Peer Culture
Ethics & Self-Care
Confidentiality Values and Principles
Implementing Confidentiality Practices
Message, Media, and Advocacy
The Evolving Role of Self-Disclosure
Facilitating Recovery Planning for Individuals and Families
The Impact of Addiction on the Family System
The CFRS Trainings Will Be Held on the Following Dates and Locations:
Please check back for next available scheduled series.
If you would like to request or host a training at your facility
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