Catalysts for Recovery

Incorporating Peer Support Specialists into the Provider Workforce

Catalysts for Recovery

Catalysts for Recovery

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Catalysts for Recovery is a training program built on two insights of former first-lady, Rosalynn Carter – “For me, the emergence of recovery as the goal and expectation for people with serious mental illness represents the single biggest improvement of the last 30 years…  One of the biggest catalysts for empowering people into recovery is the support of Certified Peer Specialists.” 

Objective/Outcomes

  • At the end of the training, participants will be able to explain –
  • what is meant by the shift from stabilization and maintenance to recovery and resilience;
  • the impact this shift has had on the delivery of services;
  • the role of peer support specialists and peer support services;
  • the peer support specialist’s job description, hiring guidelines, etc. for their state;
  • the challenges posed by hiring peer support specialists; and
  • the actions that can be taken to meet these challenges.
Session
Title
Time
Session 1
Welcome, Introductions and Overview of the Training
9:00- 9:30
Session 2
The Emergence of Recovery as the Goal and Expectation
9:30-10:30
Session 3
The Support of Peer Support Specialists Part 1: Peer support, peer support specialists and peer support services
10:45-12:00
Session 4
The Support of Peer Support Specialists Part 2: Peer Specialist training, hiring guidelines, job descriptions, etc.
12:45 -1:30
Session 5
Workplace Scenarios for Group Discussion
1:30 -2:15
Session 6
Workshop 1: Challenges and Concerns
2:30 - 3:15
Session 7
Workshop 2: Action Plans and Recommendations
3:15 - 4:15
Session 8
Reflections, Evaluations and Next Steps
4:15 - 4:30