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Certified Peer Visitor (CPV) Training: Paying it Forward by Giving Back

Jan 24, 2023 |

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Certified Peer Visitor (CPV) Training:  Paying it Forward by Giving Back
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 | 9:00 a.m. EST – 12:30 p.m. EST

Eligibility: In order to be eligible to join this live, in-person CPV Training, attendees must:

*Virtual link to sign up for 3-hour virtual CPV Training sessions will be provided to approved CPV applicants on an ongoing basis.

Activity Description: Approved CPV applicants will complete an initial 3-hour virtual CPV training of the Amputee Coalition’s Certified Peer Visitor Program prior to attending the Advocacy Forum CPV training (skills assessment session). These virtual trainings will be taught by Amputee Coalition volunteer CPV Trainers via Zoom. Extensive skill assessments will use the peer visitation skills that were learned in the prerequisite virtual CPV training to prepare CPV candidates for a variety of real-life scenarios they may encounter while providing peer support in virtual, clinical and community-based settings. This CPV Training supports the Amputee Coalition’s Key Tenet: No Amputee Alone.

Target Audience: This volunteer certification training is intended for registered 2023 Advocacy Forum attendees who are living with limb loss/limb difference and family (non-professional) caregivers who are caring for a loved with limb loss/limb difference. The Amputee Coalition welcomes CPV candidates from a variety of levels and causes of limb loss/limb difference, as well as demographics.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Apply listening skills to provide meaningful peer visits in a variety of settings
  • Identify and respond to the phases of emotional adjustment and elements of recovery
  • Understand CPV’s roles and boundaries within peer visitation
  • Gain more knowledge about the Amputee Coalition’s resources and programs
  • Conduct peer visits as a volunteer on behalf of the Amputee Coalition

Agenda (breakfast will be provided)

9:00 a.m.          Introductions – Priya Sheriff, Certified Master Trainer
9:30 a.m.          Skill Assessments led by Amputee Coalition Certified Peer Visitor Trainers
11:30 a.m.        Certification Test and CPV Assessments
12:30 a.m.        Adjourn

Certification: Participants will receive their CPV certification upon successful completion of the full CPV training course and assessment by the CPV Trainer(s). Their credentials as Amputee Coalition Certified Peer Visitor and Certified Family Peer Visitor will be eligible for 2 years. Online re-certifications will be provided to CPVs prior to their 2-year expiration date.

Availability and Interest: CPV Training is an intensive process for both participants and trainers. As such, this session will only be held if we have enough participants registered. In the event we do not see enough interest, the names of those involved will be added to a CPV training waitlist and we will contact you as soon as another physical or virtual training is made available.