Through the Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) project, SAMHSA convened an Expert Panel on March 21 – 22, 2012, to learn more about the needs of behavioral health systems and authorities as they strive to promote and support peer services, and to strategize innovative responses to those needs. Specifically, the Expert Panel members worked to:
Understand current practices, implementation strategies, and contexts for peer specialists/peer recovery coaches
Identify innovative workforce development activities and summarize workforce development needs to implement peer specialist/peer recovery coaching services
Develop specific recommendations for behavioral health systems and authorities as they seek to support and implement peer specialists/peer recovery coaches across a diverse range of settings
Funding for this initiative was made possible by grant no. 1H79TI083022 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.