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Vaya Offers Substance Use Disorder Trainings in Buncombe County


A key community partner in the fight against substance use disorder, Vaya Health, offers many opportunities for education and training in WNC. Vaya Health is a public manager of care for individuals facing challenges with mental illness, substance use, and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities. 


Their Community Outreach Team provides System of Care (SOC) coordination, activities and training, and implementation of SOC core values to all the counties we serve. The Community Outreach Team also supports community collaborations and health and wellness coalitions that focus on prevention and early intervention programs and training. For stakeholders, the team offers technical assistance and community education.


Trainings include WRAP®, which is an evidence-based self-management and recovery system developed by a group of people with mental health difficulties who struggled to incorporate wellness tools and strategies into their lives. WRAP® is designed to: decrease and prevent intrusive or troubling feelings and behaviors; increase personal empowerment; improve quality of life; and assist people in achieving their life goals and dreams.


Vaya also provides a 40-hour Peer Support Specialists Training that meets the guidelines of North Carolina’s Certified Peer Support Specialist Program.


If you would like to learn more about events and trainings facilitated by Vaya, visit their Calendar of Events here:  Events & Training Calendar.