SAMHSA Webinar: Why Should You Hire Peer Specialists/Recovery Coaches?

Posted by Alexandra Kielty - On July 30, 2014 (EST)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting the following webinar on September 18, 2014, 1:00-2:30pm EST: "Why Should You Hire Peer Specialists/Recovery Coaches?" The webinar is directed to State, territory, and county-level mental health and substance use disorders treatment/recovery systems administrators, consumers and people in recovery, behavioral health providers, peer providers, providers of other health and human services (primary health care, housing, employment), policymakers, and researchers.

Peer workers fill many roles and have many different job titles such as, peer recovery coach, peer specialist, peer wellness coach, peer navigator and more. They work in a variety of settings including, addiction and mental health treatment settings, primary health care, peer-run/recovery community organizations and more. Working in integrated primary and behavioral health care is a relatively new role for peers. Integrated care is defined as services in which providers consider all of an individual’s health conditions in the course of treatment, including physical illness, mental disorders, or substance use, in which these providers coordinate care for the person. There is an emerging body of information suggesting that integrated care programs contribute to a reduction of stigma and discrimination experienced by persons with mental health and substance use problems.

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