Missouri Peer Specialist

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Pillars of Peer Support Service Summit Reports

The Pillars of Peer Support Services initiative is designed to provide ongoing resources to promote Peer Support Services in state mental health systems of care. Annual Pillars of Peer Support Services Summits have brought together nationally-recognized experts and stakeholders from across the U.S. to identify and create consensus around factors that greatly facilitate the use of Peer Support Services. These services are recognized as valuable tools to support recovery. Participants to the Pillars Summits have been recruited and invited from their state behavioral health authorities. Each Summit generated a report which is available for viewing on this website.

Together, these reports provide a comprehensive summary of the results and findings of the Pillars of Peer Support Services Summits, along with resources to help promote the mission of expanding Peer Support Services to all states. While peer support occurs in a variety of forms, settings, and interactions, it is important to note that the focus of these reports is on Peer Support Services: formalized services provided to individuals by Certified Peer Specialists, individuals who have received specific training and certification in this area. These services are delivered in mental health, addictions, and whole health settings (www.pillarsofpeersupport.org).


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