Course Description

This 8-hour course provides the participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct CPS work with young adults. Its design incorporates young adult learning strategies and principles, promotes critical thinking, and self-directed and experiential learning to replicate the practice of recovery and peer support. The course centers on the recovery model of behavioral health and on the core values and practices guiding peer-to-peer emotional and psychological wellness. 

Providing peer support for young adults requires an additional generational lens as well as an understanding of the intersections that define systems of care. This training structure promotes independence, advocacy and activism, self-awareness and reflection and a critical analysis of the impact of social determinants on the health and well-being of self and others.


Instructor and Project Manager

Andrea Boffice, B.A., M.A.

Andrea Boffice is a facilitator and content developer with a particular passion for youth and young adult peer support. Prior to joining the Institute in 2019, she worked in youth advocacy in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts and still engages in systems advocacy and community education within Philadelphia. Andrea earned a B.A and M.A at the school of International Development, Community, and Environment within Clark University. Her goal at the Institute is to educate about the unique experiences of youth, foster cross-generational partnerships, expand the availability of peer support services for young adults, and to aid young people in their recovery.

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    FreeDELCO [Online Live]-Supporting Youth and Young Adults 2/20/2023 - 2/23/2023 10:00am-12:00pm

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