Peer Specialist to Youth

‌The grant for the Peer Specialist for Youth Certificate has closed.  


LMU Extension is happy we were able to make a contribution to training people wishing to make a difference in mental health outcomes.  We are proud to have had an opportunity to manage a time-limited grant providing education in this important area.  The last courses within this certificate program completed on October 29, 2018. 

This worthwhile program had a positive impact on the surrounding community, mental health organizations, youth and their families who experience mental health challenges, and more than 164 students who received training through the courses made available through an HRSA grant.  Approximately 71 students either completed requirements to obtain certificates or are in the final steps to completing certificate requirements, which included the following:   


Section Classroom Hours Practicum Hours Total Practicum and Classroom Hours
Introduction to Peer Services 40 77


Tools for Peer Providers 40 86 126
Peer Bridging 40 86 126
Total 120 249 369


Grant Support

This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under:
Grant number:  G02HP30571
Title: Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Professionals and Paraprofessionals.
Total award amount:  $300,000
Percentage financed with nongovernmental sources:
This information of content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsement be inferred by HRSA or the U.S. Government.