Community Health Worker/ Certified Peer Specialist Training for Young Men- Deadline to Apply- April 6th!


The Drexel University Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice is currently seeking applicants for our 9-week Community Health Worker Peer (CHWP)/Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) Training Academy. This program, sponsored by a grant from the Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, is designed to train men, ages 18-30, who have lived experience of violence to become Community Health Worker Peers/ Certified Peer Specialist. The current requirements for eligibility for this training are:

  • Identify as male
  • Ages 18-30
  • Lived experience of violence (either to themselves or someone close to them)
  • HS diploma or GED
  • Willing to commit to 9 weeks of training (4 days per week, Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday)

The training will provide trauma-informed instruction where participants will gain skills in violence prevention/intervention, community education, health system navigation, how to approach physical health and mental health emergencies, addressing the impact of trauma, motivational interviewing, confidentiality,  group facilitation skills and de-escalation techniques to help young people in Philadelphia who are injured by violence. Individuals who successfully complete the training will be eligible to work as Community Health Workers and/or Certified Peer Specialists. 

For more information about the training, please contact Casey Chanton at crc72 (at) or 215-762-1170. See training application, fact sheet and flyer attached below. 
The deadline to apply for this training is April 6th. To apply, please email or fax a completed application form and a resume to or 215-762-3353




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