Focus Area #1

Peer support in practice: examples from the field. Including but not limited to:

  • Community inclusion practices
  • Best and emerging peer support practices
  • Forensic peer support and other emerging practices
  • Hiring practices for peer support (i.e., peers with criminal backgrounds)
  • In-patient peer support practices
  • Integrated physical and behavioral health (wellness coaching)
  • Integrated substance use and mental health (recovery coaching)
  • Partnerships between peers and other service providers
  • Peer-run crisis respites and hospital diversion programs
  • Peer-run organizations and recovery centers
  • Role clarification (i.e., what is a peer specialist vs. case manager?)
  • Supervision and management of peer support programs
  • Veterans peer support practices