Jorea M. Kelley Hardison, MA(c) Nationally Certified Psychiatric Technician
In 2011, PARfessionals was established by 32-year-old Jorea M. Kelley-Hardison, a consumer peer with lived and professional experience while she completed an internship at MHMR of Tarrant County. After experiencing discriminatory and biased treatment both personally and professionally, she felt that a sincere effort needed to be made to reduce stigma and discrimination faced by peers and their families in the community and workplace.
Ms. Kelley-Hardison, along with assistance from medical doctors, clinicians and other behavioral health professionals across the globe participated in the development of the PARfessionals’ Peer Recovery Navigator College Workforce Development Credentialing Program.
In 2008, she self-published the book “Getting Ahead: An Ex-Offenders Guide to Getting Ahead in Today’s Society”, where she encourages ex-offenders to participate in clinical research trials. She is also mentioned in Dr. Jon Marc Taylor’s book “Prisoners’ Guerrilla Handbook to Correspondence Programs in the United States and Canada, ” published by Prison Legal News in 2008.
Jorea Kelley-Hardison earned a B.S. degree in Management in 2009 and completed degree requirements in order to graduate with a M.A. in Criminal Justice from the American (Military) Public University System the following year. She has also earned a graduate certificate in Applied Forensic Psychology Services from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In addition, she has obtained certificates in mental health, nonprofit management, applied forensic psychology services, family and business mediation, substance abuse, as well as emergency management. In addition, she has received training throughout the years in various important topics such as rape/domestic violence crisis intervention, hospice, and health unit coordination from various organizations and colleges including Parkland Health & Hospital System, Brookhaven College and Richland College.
In 2009, Jorea Kelley-Hardison received her CCJP – A status from the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals (TCBAP) and has been granted numerous credentials from the board, including the Peer Recovery Specialist (PRS), Peer Mentor/Peer Recovery Coach (PM-PRC) and the Associate Prevention Specialist (APS) credentials, but has since retired those credentials.
She is currently a Nationally Certified Psychiatric Technician for the past 8 years and is a former Addictions Counselor Intern before she re-focused her energy into becoming a Clinical Research Coordinator.
Our mission is to provide quality peer based addictions training through mobile applications and technologies as we seek to improve the global behavioral health Workforce.
We seek to empower, impact and improve the addictions and recovery process for survivors across the world.
PARfessionals makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, disability, class or political opinions. We believe that every human being has rights and should be treated equally and fairly.
The increasing diversity of the global world provide opportunities and challenges for health care providers, health care systems, and policy makers.
Cultural competence is defined "as the ability of providers and organizations to effectively deliver health care services that meet the social, cultural, and linguistic needs of patients."
CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE IN ADDICTIONS PEER RECOVERY NAVIGATOR COURSE
(Global Clinical Peer Addictions Behavioral Healthcare course)
50 Continuing Education credits for Global Healthcare Professional Licensing credentials
COMING FALL 2018
Our internationally approved healthcare training provides for competent individuals who are in recovery from mental illness, substance use, addictions, disabilities, co-occurring disorders, or trauma (including, but not limited to prejudice, discrimination, bigotry, and racism) with employment skills in order to become a Peer Recovery Navigator in community and clinical settings.
Cultural Intelligence in Addictions Track A: Peer Recovery Culture for Community Agencies and other Organizations $16.99
Cultural Intelligence in Addictions Track B: Cultural Competence in Clinical Peer Recovery $19.99
(The specialized course training includes the Certified Peer Recovery Navigator college level credentialing course.)
Upon enrollment, our global healthcare students will have the option to access the online course through a mobile app with offline learning capability.
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