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, Social service, Youth -- Counseling of, Social work with youth, Mental health services -- United States
This information brief provides an example of how one state has implemented and supported the Peer Support Specialist role for youth with serious mental health conditions. The brief covers aspects of training, coaching, supervision, role definition and financing; and describes a series of challenges and solutions.
Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures and Youth and Family Training Institute. (2013). Implementing the Peer Support Specialist Role: Youth Peer Support in Wraparound. Portland, OR: Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures, Portland State University.