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Peer Mentor Training Pilot for People with I/DD Applications Due Friday, April 2 Stipend Provided for Participation

Peer Mentor Training Pilot for People with I/DD

Applications Due Friday, April 2

Stipend Provided for Participation

The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) is recruiting approximately 15 individuals to participate in a pilot Peer Mentor training for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (I/DD). The pilot class will serve as a focus group to evaluate the training curriculum and any employment outcomes that result from the training.

Trainees will learn key concepts to support peers with I/DD. All classes incorporate learning activities to be done as a group and individually, as well as knowledge checks. Participants will complete a pre-training and post-training evaluation to provide feedback which will be incorporated to improve the overall curriculum.

Topics include:

  • The role of the peer mentor
  • Ethics and etiquette
  • Self-determination and self-advocacy
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Supporting choices
  • Abuse, bullying & neglect
  • Mental health and substance abuse
  • Detecting scams and fraud

The pilot will begin in May 2021, with classes held weekly. All sessions will be held via Zoom to ensure the safety and health of the pilot participants.

Individuals will receive a stipend of $300 to participate in the pilot and complete a pre-training and post-training evaluation. Upon completing the course and achieving an 85% proficiency score, individuals will receive a certificate of course completion.

For more information, FAQs, and the application, visit: IDDPeerMentor.com

If you have any questions, contact Project Director Kelly Friedlander at Kelly@cb-cg.com

The article originally ran in The Caswell Messenger on 3/18/2021.

 

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