Our mission is CLEAR: Connecting Leadership, Education, Advocacy and Recovery through statewide services utilized and facilitated by members of the peer community. We are a team of kind, creative, and compassionate people devoted to building platforms that nurture recovery and resilience with an emphasis on the importance of mutual connection. Participation in CLEAR will enhance your ability to educate and advocate recovery alongside others who have mental health and/or substance use experiences.

Peer Trainings and Continuing Education

CLEAR provides a variety of trainings and continuing education opportunities each year throughout the state of Florida. We take great care in selecting the training regions and locations with the understanding that it can be difficult to travel long distances and arrange extended accommodations. We hope you continue to check in to find a training that’s right for you.

Trainings Include:

1. Helping Others Heal: Peer Specialist Training – This training fulfills 40 hours of the training portion for Recovery Peer Specialist certification. For a full list of CRPS requirements please visit https://flcertificationboard.org

2. Helping Others Heal: Train the Trainer – A 40-hour training for current Certified Recovery Peer Specialists (CRPS) who would like to become endorsed as a Helping Others Heal training facilitator.

3. WRAP® Train the Trainer – This 40-hour training gives participants the opportunity to practice and receive feedback as they build their skills to become endorsed by the Copeland Center to facilitate Introduction to WRAP® workshops worldwide.

4. Trauma-Informed Peer Support – This 40-hour training is extremely beneficial to individuals working in a Peer role in any capacity, volunteer or otherwise. The training explores the impact of trauma on both ourselves and those we serve and the resilience that can emerge from within.

Moving towards the future, CLEAR will soon expand on the trainings we currently provide to include:

1. Whole Health and Resiliency

2. Shared Decision Making

3. Intentional Peer Support

4. Trauma-Informed Peer Support

5. ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)

Your suggestions are welcome! If you would like to recommend a peer training that is not listed above, have interest in hosting a training at your location, or add your name to our facilitator list, please contact Eileen Streight, Director of Peer Support Initiatives at eileen@namicollier.org or Jenny Lapham, CLEAR Coordinator at jlapham@namicollier.org

CLEAR training listings can also be found through the Peer Support Coalition of Florida along with valuable information and events that strengthen the lived experience movement. Visit www.peersupportfl.org to learn more.

CLEAR Warm Line — Call 1 (800) 945-1355

This peer-run service is for any individual in search of making a connection with someone who has lived experience in mental health recovery. Whether you have begun your personal recovery journey or are in the process of deciding what that may look like for you, calling the Warm Line connects you with someone who will listen with the understanding and compassion only a Peer can provide. Warm Line operators utilize Intentional Peer Support and Trauma-Informed practices, along with their lived experience, to engage in mutually beneficial discussions and shared learning experiences. Callers will not be required to disclose any personal information that causes discomfort to share.

CLEAR Warm Line Hours

4:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

Seven days a week, including holidays.

Born Drug-Free Support Line — Call 1 (800) 945-1355

Hope is available. The Born Drug-Free Support Line is a service for women using medications or substances while pregnant and would like to connect with a supportive Peer to listen without judgment or agenda. Peers can provide educational information and materials relevant to your circumstance or concerns and resources in your area based on your preferences. Above all, calling the Born Drug-Free Support Line will ensure you will be heard, and your experience validated.

Born Drug-Free is an awareness campaign initiative by the Attorney General to educate and facilitate treatment to reduce the incidents of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Callers will not be required to disclose any identifying personal information.

Born Drug-Free Support Line Hours

4:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

Seven days a week, including holidays.

If you are currently in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-TALK

Or text ‘HOME’ to 741741 to connect to the Crisis Text Line

CLEAR, a NAMI Collier County program, is funded by the Florida Department of Children and Families