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Youth & Young Adult Peer Training

Alongside the advocacy work we do, PMHCA has a selection of trainings that are outstanding. There are trainings for mental health professionals, peer professionals, and anyone who wants to learn more about mental health and recovery. We pride ourselves in the creation of a learning environment that is safe, comfortable, and effective. For most trainings offered, there is an in person, virtual, or hybrid ability. If you have questions about listed trainings or are interested in scheduling, please email

Youth & Young Adult Peer Training

This 3-day workshop allows for education, conversation, and skill building that focuses on working directly with the youth and young adult population as well as enhancing the knowledge attendees may already have about peer empowered story sharing and relationship building with the peers they work with. Certification is provided

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of maintaining ethical boundaries while supporting positive change
  • Define youth engagement and application of best practices
  • Identify peer core values and the many facets of wellness
  • Learn potential risks factors and what to do in a crisis/emergency
  • Develop skills to understand wellness tools, the importance of self-care, and actively participate in the recovery process
  • Practice and Skill Building; Relate to your YAYA peer with a 7-minute introduction

  • Time: 3-Day Training

    Number of People: 25

    • January 8th, 2024 thru January 10th, 2024-Training will be held virtually on zoom from 9 am to 4 pm. Cost is $300 per non-member participant/$270 for members.   Register Now! 

    • April 17th, 2024 thru April 19th, 2024- Training will be held at PMHCA Office at 2551 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA from 9 am to 4 pm. Cost is $300 per non-member participant/ $270 for members.        Register Now!

    Office Phone: 717.221.1022

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