The California Association of Peer Supporters Academy (CAPS.academy) is built on the foundation of one of the oldest and best Peer Trainings in California.
Our training prepares those who identify as peers for roles in the public mental health system as employees or volunteers able to support individuals on their road to recovery through intentional and skillful use of lived experience.
CAPS Academy is a CalMHSA approved vendor under the lead agency of Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHA-SF). CAPS Academy is a statewide partnership of three agencies that have decades of experience training peers to enter the workforce. The partner agencies are MHA-SF, PRPSN, and MHA-CA.
This training includes classroom instruction, 80 hours, currently via Zoom.
During the training, participants will learn:
Those who identify as a Peer in recovery who are age 18 or older and who have personal lived experience with a mental illness, addiction, justice involvement and/or a close family member with lived experience.
The CAPS Academy is currently accepting applications for our June Cohort. All applicants are required to take a digital literacy assessment test. Go to www.digitalliteracy.org. Click on take assessment under Test Your Digital Literacy. Once you receive your test score, please attach it. A passing score is 85% or above. You can take the test as many times as you'd like before submitting your score.
To apply to CAPS Academy, please click here.
If you are interested in attending CAPS virtually on a Saturday, please email Georgie Sullivan at email@example.com
For questions or to learn more information about the training, contact:
Georgie Sullivan, Training Assistant. (323) 772-9732 firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgie Sullivan, Training Assistant Cell: (323) 772-9732 E-mail: email@example.com
To learn more information about the California Peer Certification process, go to: http://capeercertification.org