Peer support is a vital component of the recovery process
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 provides to the recovery process.
Role of Association within community and behavioral health field:
Education and advocacy of peer support role within recovery settings
- Discussions and education with behavioral health providers on the role and importance of peer support within the recovery process
Advocacy of peer support role at the local, state and national level
- Attend community and behavioral health events to educate on peer support role
- Talk with behavioral health students to educate on peer support role
Career advancement opportunities
- Employment/Volunteer/Intern opportunities
- Regular communication and access to peer support job/intern postings
- Assistance with applications, resumes etc.
- Coaching on interview skills, dress, conduct, professionalism etc.
Peer support mentorship
- Provide guidance and continued educational information for those employed in the field
- Assist with finding employment, volunteer or intern opportunities
- Provide coaches for new coaches
Support group offered for ALL peer supports (both employed and aspiring)
- Monthly meeting for peer supports to process role, share/learn best practices, educate and share resources
These are a few key points that the Association will address in its advocacy, support and education of peer recovery supports. If this interest you, please consider becoming a member.
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)
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