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Peer support workers are people who have been successful in the recovery process and choose to use their personal experience to help others in similar situations. Through shared understanding, respect and mutual empowerment, peer support workers help people become and stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse. Peer support services can effectively extend the reach of treatment beyond the clinical setting into the everyday environment of those seeking a successful, sustained recovery process. (SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2020). Click here to learn more about the complete offering of Peer Services.

Peer Support

Adult Peer Support services are provided by Certified Peer Support Specialists (CPSS) who utilize their training, lived experience and experiential knowledge to mentor, guide and coach the member as he/she works to achieve self-identified recovery and resiliency goals. Click here to learn more.

Certification

Administered by BPA Health after required training and hours of experience has been completed

Youth Support

Youth Support services assist and support the member in understanding their role in accessing services and becoming informed consumers of services and self-advocacy. Click here to learn more.

 

Endorsement

Must be certified Peer Support Specialist; Endorsement administered by Optum Idaho after required training has been completed 

Family Support

Family Support services provide support to families and caregivers who are caring for youth who have been identified as having a serious emotional disturbance (SED) or co-occurring disorder. These services assist the entire family in their own recovery. Click here to learn more.

Certification

Administered by BPA Health after required training and hours of experience has been completed

Recovery Coaching

Peer Support providers serving members whose most significant issue is Substance Use Disorder (SUD) are known as Recovery Coaches (RCs). The Recovery Coach serves as a personal guide and mentor for members in recovery, helping to remove barriers and obstacles, linking members to services, supports, and the recovery community. Click here to learn more.

Certification

Administered by Idaho Board of Alcohol/Drug Counselor Certification after required training and hours of experience has been completed