Peer Recovery Supporters have received online and in-person training, passed a competency exam and complete ongoing education requirements.
Peer recovery support is provided by self-identified individuals in recovery from mental illness, substance use disorders, or both.
Anyone committed to their own recovery is eligible to receive peer recovery support.
Peer recovery supporters have lived experience with mental illness, substance use disorders, or co-occurring disorders.
Peer Recovery Support is a Recovery-Oriented System of Care.
Peer Recovery Support acknowledges that there can be many paths to recovery and no single solution may work for everyone. Peer Supporters can fulfill many roles, they can…
· Inspire the hope of Recovery
· Building Relationships through shared lived experiences
· Listen and Understand the pain and isolation in early recovery
· Provide Person-Centered support that builds on existing strengths
· Help to develop strategies for communication and self-advocacy
· Assist in implementing a relapse prevention plan
· Model taking a proactive role in their own physical and behavioral health
· Provide information for a peer to build needed community resources
An individual with a lived experience as the primary caregiver or parent of a child or children for whom they have navigated multiple child serving systems (mental health, juvenile Justice, child protective services, education), on behalf of their child/children with social, emotional, developmental, health and or behavioral health needs and who have had a behavioral health diagnosis.
The term parent refers to the primary caregiver for a child with mental, emotional or behavioral health need. This Includes:
Parent Peer Support Specialist services may include: