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Recruitment Intervention Strategies

Support for Peers in the Workplace [2.2.2.I.f.6]

SAMHSA's Recovery to Practice program published a series on peer support on YouTube in September 2014. Topics include: Other resources for information on support for peer workers in the workplace are listed below.
  • SAMHSA offers an online tool, Consumer-Operated Services Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) KIT, filled with evidence-based practice tools for developing mental health services that are owned and operated by people who have personal experience living with a psychiatric disorder.
  • The online SAMHSA report, What are Peer Recovery Support Services? discusses peer recovery support services that are designed and delivered by people who have experienced substance use disorder and recovery.
  • The International Association of Peer Specialists (iNAPS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the use of peer support services worldwide. The website contains a variety of resources, including information on training and certification, training providers, research studies, history, and a curriculum page for continuing education and training for the peer support workforce.
  • Faces & Voices of Recovery is a group dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the more than 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, their families, friends, and allies into recovery community organizations and networks, to promote the right and resources to recover through advocacy, education, and demonstrating the power and proof of long-term recovery.
  • The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) website offers information on certification, requirements, and test preparation materials for the Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist (NCPRSS) program to advance standardized knowledge and competency of peer support to individuals with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.
Be sure to check out the General Resources found on the peer providers tab of the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) Workforce Recruitment and Retention website.

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