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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
May 7, 2016 Mental Health First Aid Training (Youth) Oak Brook, IL
May 11, 2016 WRAP Refresher Region 5 Belleville, IL
May 26, 2016 Recovery and Empowerment Statewide Call: Exploring the Possibilities of Whole Health Wellness Teleconference
(866) 233-3845
June 8, 2016 Recovery Conference Region 1 Chicago, IL
June 14, 2016 CRSS Competency Training (Southern) Day 1 Mt. Vernon, IL
June 14, 2016 WRAP Refresher Regions 1&2 Chicago, IL
June 21, 2016 CRSS Competency Training (Central) Day 1 Springfield, IL
June 23, 2016 Recovery and Empowerment Statewide Call: Exploring the Possibilities of Creating Boundaries for Healthy Relationships Teleconference
(866) 233-3845
June 28, 2016 CRSS Competency Training (Northern) Day 1 Chicago, IL
July 12, 2016 CRSS Competency Training (Southern) Day 2 Mt. Vernon, IL
July 19, 2016 CRSS Competency Training (Central) Day 2 Springfield, IL
July 26, 2016 CRSS Competency Training (Northern) Day 2 Chicago, IL
July 28, 2016 Recovery and Empowerment Statewide Call: Exploring the Possibilities of Steering Our Thoughts in the Right Direction Teleconference
(866) 233-3845
August 11, 2016 Recovery Conference Region 5 South Mt. Vernon, IL
August 16, 2016 CRSS Competency Training (Ethics) (Southern) Day 3 Mt. Vernon, IL
August 23, 2016 CRSS Competency Training (Ethics) (Central) Day 3 Springfield, IL
August 25, 2016 Recovery and Empowerment Statewide Call: Exploring the Possibilities of Stretching Our Money Teleconference
(866) 233-3845
August 30, 2016 CRSS Competency Training (Ethics) (Northern) Day 3 Chicago, IL
September 1, 2016 WRAP Refresher Region 1 Chicago, IL
September 7, 2016 WRAP Refresher Region 5 Mt. Vernon, IL
September 15, 2016 Recovery Conference Regions 3&4 Springfield, IL
September 16, 2016 WRAP Refresher Region 2 Elgin, IL
September 22, 2016 Recovery and Empowerment Statewide Call: Exploring the Possibilities through Creative Expression Teleconference
(866) 233-3845
October 7, 2016 Recovery Conference Region 5 Metro East Belleville, IL
October 27, 2016 Recovery and Empowerment Statewide Call: Exploring the Possibilities in Our Communities Teleconference
(866) 233-3845
November 9, 2016 WRAP Refresher Region 5 Belleville, IL
December 1, 2016 WRAP Refresher Region 1 Chicago, IL
December 13, 2016 WRAP Refresher Regions 3&4 Peoria, IL
December 16, 2016 WRAP Refresher Region 2 Elgin, 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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