The purpose of the Recovery to Practice Next Steps training is to bring together peer support providers from a variety of places (geography, philosophy, training, lived experiences, educational backgrounds, and perspectives) to share the richness of their lived experiences as peer providers, learn with and from each other, and come to a common understanding of how to support people in recovery through some of the current best practices in peer support.
The training was developed under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Recovery to Practice project as a continuing education opportunity for working providers of peer support services. The training was originally developed for peer support providers in the mental health system. However, skills and recovery principles practiced in this training also apply when supporting someone who is dealing with the effects of trauma, substance use, poor physical health, or multiple conditions.
This is not an ‘entry level’ or basic skills training. It is designed for those
who have been working (or volunteering) as a peer support provider for at least 1000 supervised hours
(equivalent of one year half-time or six months full-time)
prior to attending this training.
Because the practice of peer support in treatment and service settings is still new and evolving, the real experts are those who are face to face and learning with each individual they support about what works and what doesn’t work. The activities in the training draw on those work experiences and allow participants to share within a true peer group of working peer providers what they are finding to be most helpful. In this way, the training becomes a support network for the peer supporters and an “incubator” for best practices in peer support.
ACCESS THE WORKBOOK
Note: The workbook can be downloaded on this site (below) or ordered online.
The full participant workbook is 175 pages.
To order a hard copy of the participant workbook online,
visit Recover Resources: www.recoverresources.com
To download individual sections of the workbook click the links below.
(Click each link to open a module)
Note: The Participant Workbook is only one part of the full Recovery to Practice Next Steps training. The live (in-person) training is an adaptation of the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP). To learn more about AVP, visit: http://avpusa.org/.
Questions? Please contact us at email@example.com.
We are always looking for feedback to help us to improve!
We will recognize regular reviewers and contributors periodically on the website and in the Acknowledgement section of our training materials. It helps up if you can answer three basic questions for each module:
- Does it accomplish the goal and objectives?
- Is the content relevant and accurate for a peer supporter?
- Are there any other resources you might recommend?
General impressions about the workbook can be added to the Leave a Reply field (below). For more detailed comments send email to firstname.lastname@example.org