SHARE! Downtown 
425 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90013

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Saturday January 14, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM PST
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Registration for the January class is now closed. If you would like to be trained in SHARE!'s free Peer Specialist for Youth certificate program in collaboration with Loyola Marymount University, please go to:


Peer Learning Outcomes

  • Cultivate healthy peer relationships
  • Build a strong, empowering recovery community by fostering choice, strength-based mirroring, volunteering, disclosing and other effective peer practices
  • Build social support networks and support people in achieving their goals through culturally competent self-help support group referrals for people with mental health issues and their family members
  • Set goals for success and model recovery skills for others
  • Learn good self-care to improve resilience and avoid burn-out
  • Accurately document peer services, recovery planning, mental health rehabilitation and collateral services for billing purposes
  • Exercise good judgement in setting boundaries and ethical behavior
  • Foster meaningful roles for others through volunteering, service and work opportunities
  • Learn suicide prevention strategies, triage and community linkages

Who is eligible?

  • Adults with lived experience of mental health issues, or the family member of someone with mental health issues, or the parent/caregiver of a child with mental health issues.
  • No previous training required.
  • The ideal candidate is employed or volunteering in the mental health system. Eligible roles include Mental Health Peer Advocates, Peer Partners, Peer Specialists, Peer Support, Parent Partners, Peer Employment Specialists, Peer Housing Specialists, Peer Bridgers, Recovery Coaches, Wellness Outreach Workers (WOW), Community Workers, Promotoras as well as volunteers and other such positions.

Training Dates

  • Classes at LMU and SHARE! Culver City will start in February, 2017


  • Libby Hartigan, Director of Training and Quality Assurance, SHARE!


To earn certificate, students must attend each class, complete homework assignments, conduct field investigations, attend self-help support groups and pass a final examination.


Other classes available--Click here for more information on all training opportunities at SHARE!

Or call (310) 846-5270 or e-mail libby@shareselfhelp.org