This area of the NAPS website is devoted to the development, testing, and distribution of the SAMHA-funded recovery curriculum for working peer specialists.
The National Association of Peer Specialists was awarded a grant as part of the SAMHSA-funded Recovery to Practice initiative to conduct a situational analysis of the peer specialist profession which identified areas where peer specialists could benefit from additional training. NAPS is in the midst of working with a number of partners to develop and pilot training now. Additional pages on this site provide more information on the activities of the National Association of Peer Specialists.
More about the full Recovery to Practice initiative can be found on the SAMHSA site:
Many resources developed for Recovery to Practice can be found in the
Development Services Group (DSG) main resource library:
“Recovery-oriented practices are based on an appreciation of each person’s right to determine, to author, his or her own life [and of] the central role that choice plays in defining who and what we are … Implementing high-quality and effective psychiatric rehabilitation and other evidence-based practices is not enough to accomplish transformation if the status and role of people in recovery is not also dramatically transformed from that of a passive ‘mental patient’ to that of an empowered citizen.”
- RTP Project Director Larry Davidson.PhD
To learn more about the full project, go to http://www.samhsa.gov/recoverytopractice
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