Project funded by National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research, United States Department of Education, and the Center for Mental Health Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services (NIDRR grant H133B090019).
Peer teaching, Mentoring, Youth -- Counseling of, College students -- Mental health -- United States, Social work with youth
This information brief provides an example of how one locally-initiated program has implemented the Peer Support Specialist role for youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions. The brief covers aspects of training, coaching, supervision, role definition and financing; and describes challenges and solutions.
Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures and Youth & Youth Empowerment Support Program. (2013). Implementing the Peer Support Specialist Role: Providing Direct, Individualized Support in a Local Program. Portland, OR: Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures, Portland State University.