Value of Peers

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. Continue reading

Peers Supporting Recovery From Substance Use Disorders

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. Continue reading

Supervision of Peer Workers Toolkit

This 2-page summary of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s framework for supervision of peer support specialists describes the elements of SAMHSA’s tool-kit for peer support supervision, provides links to materials and recorded webinars, and offers guidance on how the materials can be used for group training or self-directed study. Continue reading