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Substance Use Disorder Support Specialist Certificate

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The SUD Support Specialist certificate program prepares trainees to serve patients with substance use disorders. 

This educational program prepares students in the core skills of effective interprofessional practice and communication, cultural competence, professional accountability, support skills for patients and families, and patient safety.

This 8-week certificate course trains individuals to be proficient in supporting substance use disorder treatment as part of an integrated and interprofessional care team and work in a community health setting with medically underserved populations. The certificate is delivered using a combination of self-paced online modules and live trainings via Zoom.

Participants who complete this training may be able to pursue certification as a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA). Certified Recover Peer Advocates do require additional hours on top of the certificate program.

Tuition is covered for all participants. This program is supported and funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Opioid Workforce Expansion Program.


SUD Support Specialist certificate program
  • When: The next program will run January 4 - February 26, 2021
    Future programs will start in April, July, and October 2021 
  • Location:  Zoom and On-site Placement at Horizon Healthcare/Other Partner Organization
  • Cost: Free
Congressman Brian Higgins standing with D'Youville's President Clemo and other instrumental faculty for a Nursing Grant.

Alongside D'Youville, Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Commissioner of Health Dr. Gail Burstein announced that D'Youville's School of Health Professions received a grant from the Health Resources & Services Administration Agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


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Questions?
Contact Patricia Abbott, PhD Program Director at abbottp@dyc.edu or Christine Walawander, EdD Program Coordinator at walawanc@dyc.edu.

Do you need special accommodations?
If you require special accommodations or information on accessible entrances and pathways, please call 716-829-8338.

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