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Peer and Recovery Specialist Support

Source: National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

The website for peer and recovery support services at the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare includes reports to download and links to resources, trainings, and webinars.

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Peer Support

This collection features resources to assist substance use disorder (SUD) treatment providers, health care systems, and community organizations create and manage peer support programs.

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Operationalizing and Funding Youth and Parent Peer Support Roles in Residential Treatment Settings

Source: SAMHSA & The TA Network

This 7-page report provides an overview of operationalizing and funding youth and parent peer support services in residential treatment settings. The report defines the continuum of services from involvement to engagement, describes the services provided by youth and parent peer support, and provides an overview of financing and sustainability strategies.

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Medicaid Funding for Family and Youth Peer Support Programs in the United States

Source: SAMHSA & The TA Network

This 2020 overview of state Medicaid coverage of family and youth peer support services, prepared by the Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, describes the efforts of states who reimburse for these peer support services.

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Providing Youth and Young Adult Peer Support Through Medicaid

Source: SAMHSA & The TA Network

This2016 report explores options for providing youth and young adult peer support through Medicaid from the Center for Health Care Strategy and Youth MOVE National.

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Youth Peer Support

Source: Youth MOVE National

The website of the Youth MOVE National Peer Center, a youth-run peer organization, includes information about their programs including youth-run program support, youth peer support, youth leadership development, professional development and education, and peer-to-peer networking opportunities.

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Making a Difference: Peer-to-Peer Support

Source: Youth MOVE National

This 3 minute video explains the role of peer support for youth and young adults. It features the voices of youth who serve as peer support providers for their community.

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Value of Peers

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This presentation slide deck briefly reviews the evidence for the effectiveness of peer support specialists who provide mental health, substance use disorder, and family and caregiver support.

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Peers Supporting Recovery From Substance Use Disorders – Spanish Language

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This 2-page Spanish language document provides an overview of peer specialist services for individuals receiving substance use disorder treatment or recovery services. The document defines peer support for these populations, describes services offered by peer specialists, and explains the benefits of peer recovery support services.

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Peers Supporting Recovery From Substance Use Disorders

Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

This 2-pager provides an overview of peer specialist services for individuals receiving substance use disorder treatment or recovery services. The document defines peer support for these populations, describes services offered by peer specialists, and explains the benefits of peer recovery support services.

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