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Peer-Related Documents

The following peer recovery publications are now available, to help individuals and organizations understand the expected professional standards for Peer Recovery Coaches (PRC) and their supervision.
  • Advisory: Peer Support Services in Crisis Care
    This advisory discusses the role of peer support workers and models of peer support services that are available to assist individuals who are experiencing a crisis. Peer support services are a vital component of crisis care.
  • Core Competencies to Promote Consistency and Standardization of Best Practices for Digital Peer Support: Focus Group Study
    As digital peer support is quickly expanding across the globe in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, standardization in the training and delivery of digital peer support can advance the professionalism of this field. While telehealth competencies exist for other fields of mental health practice, such as social work, psychiatry, and psychology, limited research has been done to develop and promote digital peer support competencies.
  • Peers Speak Out: Priority Outcomes for Substance Use Treatment and ServicesIn this first national examination of treatment and recovery services outcomes prioritized by people with substance use disorders, nearly 900 people from across the country shared what matters most to them. 
    Two-page Summary    Full Report
  • Peer Recovery Coach Professional StandardsThe Peer Recovery Coach Standards for Professional Practice publication was formed thorough research of evidence-based practices from national organizations, other states who are considered industry leaders in Peer Recovery Coaching and includes recommendations from a state advisory board that consisted of Peer Recovery Coach industry and behavioral health leaders from the state of Indiana.
  • Supervision-Competencies-Publication
    The purpose of this publication is to set a framework for identified competencies and implementation of practices to provide effective, ethical and supportive Peer Recovery Coach supervision.
  • Ethical Guide for Peer Recovery Support Services and Conduct
    The purpose of this publication is to inform the Peer Recovery Support profession, the behavioral health community, the community at-large, along with other interested parties, of the ethical responsibilities that are expected from Peer Recovery Support professionals. This publication is a collection of national research, recommendations from a state-level advisory board in Indiana, experiences from Peer Recovery Support professionals, and those whom have supervised them.