The Peer Specialist Core curriculum is developed as an introduction for potential peer specialist in the substance us and mental health recovery support communities.
Prior to the Core training, participants must review the HHSC Peer Recovery orientation materials , and submit a signed print-out of the attestation that they read the materials and took the required self-assessments. Those materials can be found below:
This is an interactive course that enhances and prepares people with lived experience in substance use and/or mental health to provide exceptional peer support services to individuals facing those challenges. The engagement for those who have been successful in their chosen path of recovery and has chosen to become and remain a tangible source of hope for their peers.
Peer Specialist Support Role
Peer support workers engage in a wide range of activities. These include:
Advocating for people in recovery
Sharing resources and building skills
Building community and relationships
Leading recovery groups
Mentoring and setting goals
PEER SUPERVISOR SPECIALIST
Providing services and/or training
Supervising other peer workers
Administering programs or agencies
Educating the public and policymakers