YOUTH POWER! is committed to providing you with the most up to date information about Youth Peer Support and Training and the Youth Peer Advocate Credential. Sign up for the YPA Listserv to stay up to date on all things pertaining to Youth Peer Advocates, including: upcoming trainings, credentialing updates, resources, supervisor supports, and professional development opportunities. Otherwise, check out the links below for more information on YPA Training & Credentialing.
Youth Peer Advocate Training
For more information about the Youth Peer Advocate Training, click here.
Youth Peer Advocate Credential
For more information about the Youth Peer Advocate Credential, click here.
Credential Verification Tool
Transparency matters. Use the Credential Verification Tool to find current, credentialed YPAs in our database. No personal contact information will be shared on this platform. Contact our office with any questions.
Peer workers are emerging as important members of treatment teams. The Supervisor Resources page includes a new orientation training to help supervisors understand the the intent of youth peer services, the roles of youth peers, and familiarize them with the YPA training and credentialing requirements.
Peer Leaders Support & Development
PLSD is a mutual support group for young peer leaders and advocates. Young leaders will get support from fellow youth advocates and learn from their experiences. The group will also include skill development opportunities. This support should enhance each member’s ability to be an effective peer leader.
Click here to find current employment opportunities from member organizations across the state!