Indiana Association of Peer Recovery Support Services
Advancing Your Profession!
Indiana Association of Peer Recovery Support Services (IAPRSS) is a membership association for both advocates and trained or certified peer support professionals.
Our mission is to advance the profession of peer recovery support services through support, advocacy and education.
We envision this association to represent all peer recovery supports at the local, state and national level.
We strive to educate the community on the essential role peer support provided to the recovery process.
What is our role within the community and behavioral health field?
We work with organizations and communities to create successful and sustainable peer support programs.
We provide education on what peer supports are, their roles within the recovery process and how to properly utilize them.
We provide technical assistance with creation, implementation and sustained success of peer support programs.
We provide assistance for employers and communities with proper supervision practices and access to up-to-date trainings and best practices for the role of peer support.
We focus on education and advocacy of peer support roles within various recovery settings.
This includes discussions and education with behavioral health providers on the role and importance of peer support within the recovery process.
We lead advocacy efforts for peer support roles at the local, state and national level.
We attend community and behavioral health events to educate on the peer support role.
We promote your career advancement opportunities in various ways.
We encourage organizations to offer a mixture of employment, volunteer and intern opportunities.
We provide regular communication and access to peer support job and intern postings.
We offer assistance with applications, resumes, etc.
We also offer coaching on interview skills, dress, conduct, professionalism etc.
We provide guidance and continued educational information for those employed in the field.
We can assist with finding employment, volunteer or intern opportunities.
We also provide coaches for new coaches to help you be successful.
We offer an on-going support group. We host a monthly meeting for peer supports to process role, share/learn best practices, educate and share resources.
There are two levels to membership within IAPRSS which consist of:
Advocacy Members are anyone who actively supports the advancement of the peer recovery support services profession
Peer Support members must currently be a trained or certified peer support professional (including yet not limited to: Peer Recovery Coach, Community Health Worker, Certified Recovery Specialist, Forensic Peer Specialist, Youth Peer Support)
1. All members shall be 16 years of age or older
2. Membership shall not be transferable
3. Members shall report legal name, mailing address, E-mail address and telephone number for documentation and communication purposes. Members shall report any changes to this information within 60 days of information changing.
4. All fees paid to the IAPRSS are nonrefundable. The member is responsible for all charges incurred until the member terminates their membership or any services for which the member is being charged.
5. IAPRSS may immediately terminate your membership and/or any services the member is receiving if any of these occur:
a. The Member is convicted of any crime punishable as a felony after membership with Association
b. The Member’s membership in the Association has been recommended for revocation or suspension by the Ethics Committee and approved by the Steering Committee.
c. Upon unanimous recommendation of the Steering Committee.
6. IAPRSS members must either live/work in the state of Indiana 51% or more of the time.