The National Practice Guidelines for Peer Supporters was issued in the summer of 2013 as both a consensus and guidance document for those who are providing or supervising peer support services. The document was the result of a six-month, inclusive process that started with a task force convened at the 2012 iNAPS National Peer Supporter Conference, an expert panel at SAMHSA headquarters, and over 1000 peer supporters nationwide who reviewed and gave input through focus groups and surveys. The result of this six month effort was a 98% national agreement on twelve core values of peer support and what those values look like in practice.
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