This training is intended for employers or providers of peer services, or those who intended to start up peer services in their organization. Such as Managers, Directors, and Supervisors. Peer Supporters are the newest edition to the behavioral health field. They utilized their lived experience in recovery to support clients in their recovery journey. Sounds simple, right? Yet, it can be a complex process. The most common question we are asked is, What do peer supporters do? We will explore that topic and all of those complexities of recruiting, hiring, training, supporting and maintaining peer support staff in this training.
This training explores the following:
- History of peer support
- Employer assessment and readiness evaluation
- Peer Supporter Standards
- Hiring and support for peer support staff
- Clinical Supervision
This training was developed in part under Statewide Consumer Networking Grant # 1H79SM062965-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Interviews, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.