IAPRSS is dedicated to advancing the peer recovery support profession through support, advocacy and education.
Peer recovery support is a vital component to the continuum of care. By providing support to the peer community through connecting peer recovery supports to each other, to up-to-date resources, best practices, professional development and more, as we strive to grow the peer recovery support profession. We will continue to advocate for peer recovery supports at the local, state and national level as a vital piece to a person’s chosen pathway of recovery. We provide education to the community and organizations on the efficacy of peer recovery supports. This includes providing consultative assistance to any recovery efforts that would like to identify how peer recovery supports can compliment their current recovery efforts. IAPRSS provides access and structure to the ever-growing continuing education of peer recovery support professionals. These benefits are open to all peer recovery supports, even those who are not members. Member benefits include access to employment opportunities, professional mentorship, discounted rates to continuing educational opportunities and much more.
JUSTIN BEATTEY, CAPRC II, CADAC II, CHW/CRS-GA, ICPR, MATS
Vice President Education and Credentialing, Director – MHAI SWD Training Institute,
Director – ICAADA, Director – IAPRSS
Justin identifies as a person in recovery from mental health and substance use issues and the justice system. He has a long standing business background prior to entering the behavioral health field where he has earned multiple peer support and treatment/clinical level credentials. Justin works alongside the behavioral health community to create, and strengthen, the behavioral health workforce and the organizations and communities that utilize their services. His dedication to education, support and advocacy with the ‘any positive change’ mentality to wellness allows all to feel included and supported. Justin continues to strive to support equitable access to resources and supports for all community members. Justins motivation is to see efforts advance, and sustain, equitable and stable resources and supports for all.