South Southwest MHTTC Peer Support Workforce Project

About

The Peer Support Workforce Project is an initiative within the South Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC). It aims to enhance the role of peer support specialists in the mental health field by providing training, technical assistance, and knowledge dissemination. The project promotes the integration of peer support within diverse mental health settings and fosters collaborations among stakeholders. Its goal is to create a more equitable and empowering mental health system that supports recovery and well-being for all.

Upcoming Events

November 3rdPeer Specialist and Family Partner Networking

The South Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC), invites Region 6 Peer Specialists and Family Partners to participate in our monthly networking meetings. 

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Nov 14Region 6 Peer Support Advisory Committee

The Region 6 Peer Support Advisory Committee to the South Southwest MHTTC meets on a monthly basis to collaborate across the states and tribal communities to address common areas of need and share resources. 

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Dec 1Peer Specialist and Family Partner Networking

The South Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC), invites Region 6 Peer Specialists and Family Partners to participate in our monthly networking meetings. 

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Dec 19Region 6 Peer Support Advisory Committee

The Region 6 Peer Support Advisory Committee to the South Southwest MHTTC meets on a monthly basis to collaborate across the states and tribal communities to address common areas of need and share resources. 

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Resources

Youth and Young Adult Peer Support Training (YAYAPS)

The Youth and Young Adult Peer Support training is a three-day training (19.5 hours of classroom time) for peer supporters on the topics of

Hotline Peer Specialist Integration: Preliminary Considerations for Equity and Sustainability

Authors Kirill Staklo (he/him) and Nze Okoronta (they/them) provide an overview of the necessary information for the integration of Peer

Selected Products & Resources

Hotline Peer Specialist Integration: Preliminary Considerations for Equity and Sustainability

Authors Kirill Staklo (he/him) and Nze Okoronta (they/them) provide an overview of the necessary information for the integration of Peer Specialists in hotline programming for equity and sustainability. Topics include: Intro to the Peer Role, Medical trauma and minority stress, Hotline work: How is it different?, Informed consent and harm reduction, Best practices in service establishment and training, and further resources.

 

Recurrence of Use and Peer Certification Boards' Rights and Responsibilities

The South Southwest MHTTC hosted Lyn Legere, MS who presented during our Peer Support Advisory Committee for Region 6 on Recurrence of Use and Peer Certification Boards' Rights and Responsibilities. This presentation focused on helping to clarify roles when supporting the Peer Workforce regarding recurrence of use.

 

What is Peer Support? New Supervisor Information

This interactive presentation was facilitated on March 17, 2022 by Rita Cronise and Gita Enders.  In this presentation, you will learn about the origin and values of peer support, the introduction and inclusion of peer support services in traditional service settings, the role of the supervisor in helping peer staff to remain true to peer support values, and some best practices for supervisors of this unique workforce. After the presentation, participants will be able to: Describe mutual support and the core values of peer support Compare clinical services with non-clinical peer support Communicate the benefits of supervisors who have experience as peer support workers Utilize best practices in the supervision of peer support workers.

Past Events

October 17, 2023 Region 6 Peer Support Advisory Committee

September 19, 2023 Region 6 Peer Support Advisory Committee

September 1, 2023 FEP Monthly Peer and Family Partner Networking Meeting

August 18, 2023 Ethical Considerations for Peer Specialists - Oklahoma

August 15, 2023 Region 6 Peer Support Advisory Committee

August 7, 2023 Ethical Considerations for Peer Specialists - Texas

August 4, 2023 FEP Monthly Peer and Family Partner Networking Meeting

July 25, 2023 Ethical Considerations for Peer Specialists - New Mexico

July 18, 2023 Region 6 Peer Support Advisory Committee

July 18, 2023 Region 6 Peer Support Strategic Planning Meeting

July 11, 2023 Ethical Considerations for Peer Workers - Louisiana: Session 2

July 11, 2023 Ethical Considerations for Peer Workers - Louisiana: Session 1

July 7, 2023 FEP Monthly Peer and Family Partner Networking Meeting

June 20, 2023 Region 6 Peer Support Advisory Committee

May 8, 2023 Youth and Young Adult Peer Support: TX (BETA)

April 18, 2023 Region 6 Peer Support Advisory Committee

March 21, 2023 Region 6 Peer Support Advisory Committee

February 21, 2023 Region 6 Peer Support Advisory Committee

February 14, 2023 Youth and Young Adult Peer Support: National Training (BETA)

January 18, 2023 Advanced Practice in Healing Centered Virtual Facilitation

January 17, 2023 Region 6 Peer Support Advisory Committee

December 6, 2022 Introduction to Healing Centered Virtual Facilitation (BETA Training)

August 16, 2022 Recurrence of Use and Peer Certification Boards' Rights and Responsibilities

August 5, 2022 Boosting Application of IPS Supported Employment & Education Best-Practice with Young Adults: A Vocational Learning Collaborative: August


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