Peer Recovery Center of Excellence - Communities of Practice
The Peer Recovery Center of Excellence hosts monthly communities of practice, a type of affinity call, as spaces for peer recovery support specialists and those who supervise them to network, learn, share, practice, and grow together. The goal of these calls is to bring together a variety of diverse perspectives from across the country to share in mutual learning that is centered on topics relevant to the peer workforce.
Peer Recovery Support Specialists and supervisors who attend and participate in these communities of practice will receive a certificate of attendance. Due to the varying ways in which peer recovery support specialist recertification works, it is the responsibility of individual peer recovery support specialists to ensure these communities of practice meet their state’s recertification requirements.
Please join us for December CoP Sessions
December Community of Practice for Peer Support Recovery Specialists: Trauma and Peer Support
This CoP session for PRSS will focus on the role peer workers can play in supporting people who have experienced trauma. It will focus briefly on defining the trauma framework and then touch on strategies for providing peer support while remaining person-centered. It will also briefly name that different communities may experience trauma in different forms.
Date / Time: December 8, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern (1pm Central / 12pm Mountain / 11am Pacific)
Registration URL: https://umsystem.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qOgZQUM4RH-AoRgdJ3d-_Q
Facilitator: Tim Saubers, University of Texas, Austin
December Community of Practice for Peer Supervisors: Supporting Staff in Professional Development
This CoP session for Peer Supervisors l will focus on how to effectively support staff in continuing to grow in their role as peer workers. It will include strategies for supporting staff to develop professional skill sets such as documentation, as well as practical skill sets such as motivational interviewing.
Date / Time: December 15, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern (1pm Central / 12pm Mountain / 11am Pacific)
Registration URL: https://umsystem.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tgPZSJuoRwKfNrObesMjsA
Facilitator: Aaron Williams, National Council for Mental Wellbeing