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Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) Credential

The Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) is a credential for those who provide mental health or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse peer support to others. A person with the CRSS credential uses unique insights gained through personal recovery experience.

The CRSS credential assures competence in advocacy, professional responsibility, mentoring, and recovery support. Persons with the CRSS credential are employed specifically to use their personal recovery experiences to facilitate and support the recoveries of others and to help shape the mental health system.

Persons with their CRSS infuse the mental health system with hope and empowerment, and improve opportunities for others to:

  • Develop hope for recovery.
  • Increase problem solving skills.
  • Develop natural support networks.
  • Participate fully in life in the community.

Illinois Model for Mental Health Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS)

CRSS Application

CRSS Study Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

CRSS CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)

Date Event Location
January 11, 2017 Region 5 WRAP Refresher Mt. Vernon, IL
January 26, 2017 Recovery & Empowerment State Wide Call “Enrich Your Life Through Work & All That” 1-800-553-0273
February 8, 2016 Youth Mental Health First Aid (For Teachers/Education Personnel) Hillside, IL
February 23, 2017 Recovery & Empowerment State Wide Call “Discover Your Strength To Heal” 1-800-553-0273
March 10, 2017 Region 2 WRAP Refresher Elgin, IL
March 16, 2017 Region 1 WRAP Refresher Chicago, IL
March 23. 2017 Recovery & Empowerment State Wide Call “Spark Your Power Of Knowledge & Creativity” 1-800-553-0273
March 30, 2017 Region 3 & 4 WRAP Refresher Springfield, IL
April 27, 2017 Recovery & Empowerment State Wide Call “Nurture Your Emotional Self” 1-800-553-0273
May 25, 2017 Recovery & Empowerment State Wide Call “Create Comfort In Your Environment” 1-800-553-0273
June 2, 2017 Region 1 Recovery Conference Chicago, IL
June 6, 2017 Region 3 & 4 WRAP Refresher Pekin, IL
June 9, 2017 Region 2 WRAP Refresher Elgin, IL
June 13,2017 CRSS Training Day 1 Mt. Vernon
June 15, 2017 Region 1 WRAP Refresher Chicago, IL
June 20, 2017 CRSS Training Day 1 Springfield, IL
June 22, 2017 Recovery & Empowerment State Wide Call “Spirituality, Community & You” 1-800-553-0273
June 27, 2017 CRSS Training Day 1 Chicago, IL
June 27, 2017 Region 5 WRAP Refresher Mt. Vernon, IL
July 11, 2017 CRSS Training Day 2 Mt. Vernon, IL
July 18, 2017 CRSS Training Day 2 Springfield, IL
July 25, 2017 CRSS Training Day 2 Chicago, IL
July 27, 2017 Recovery & Empowerment State Wide Call “It’s All About Relationships” 1-800-553-0273
August 10, 2017 Region 5 South Recovery Conference Marion, IL
August 15, 2017 CRSS Ethics Training Mt. Vernon, IL
August 22, 2017 CRSS Ethics Training Springfield, IL
August 24, 2017 Recovery & Empowerment State Wide Call “Budget For Your Personal & Financial Success” 1-800-553-0273
August 29, 2017 CRSS Ethics Training Chicago, IL
August 30, 2017 Region 5 WRAP Refresher O’Fallon, IL
August 31, 2017 Region 3 & 4 Refresher Springfield, IL
September 8, 2017 Region 2 WRAP Refresher Elgin, IL
September 13, 2017 Region 3 & 4 Recovery Conference Springfield, IL
September 14, 2017 Region 1 WRAP Refresher Chicago, IL
September 28, 2017 Recovery & Empowerment State Wide Call “You Can Conquer The Challenge Of Change” 1-800-553-0273
October 7, 2017 Region 5 Metro-East Recovery Conference Bellville, IL
October 27, 2017 Recovery & Empowerment State Wide Call “Nurture Your Physical Self” 1-800-553-0273
November 14, 2017 Region 3 & 4 WRAP Refresher Pekin, IL
November 14, 2017 Region 5 WRAP Refresher Mt. Vernon, IL
December 8, 2017 Region 2 WRAP Refresher Elgin, IL
December 14, 2014 Region 1 WRAP Refresher Chicago, IL

Employing Persons with the CRSS Credential [Brochure]

Mental Health Consumer Providers A Guide for Clinical Staff

Minimum Competency Standards for CRSS Professionals

Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) Credential Process

The Successful Employment of Consumers in the Public Mental Health Workforce

Recovery Through An Integrated Workforce

Oh NO! We've Hired Consumers!!! (Personnel Policies & Practices...)

Effectiveness of Peer Support in Reducing Multiple Psychiatric Hospitalizations

Recovery Support Services Resource Handbook

Financing Recovery Support Services

EFFECTIVE UTILIZATION OF CRSS PROFESSIONALS
(Provider Training Series)

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