Developing National Practice Standards for Peer Support Providers

 

NYAPRS Note: The International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS)<http://na4ps.wordpress.com/national-standards/> (formerly the National Association of Peer Specialists - NAPS) is working with peer supporters from across the country in both addiction and mental health recovery communities to build collaboration and direct input towards the development of national practice standards for peer support providers. The following letter from iNAPS Executive Director, Steve Harrington, invites peer supporters to offer direct input through a survey on the core values of peer support. iNAPS is also developing materials to support the facilitation of focus groups in your community to further inform the development of national practice standards for peer support providers.

Dear Peer Supporter,

The National Association of Peer Specialists (recently renamed to the International Association of Peer Supporters) is requesting the input of peer support providers across the US on the essential (core) values common to all peer support practices in the fields of mental health, trauma, and substance use recovery.

To gather information on the peer support values that are most important to those who give and receive peer support, we have developed a survey. Your recommendations will be carefully considered as part of a current effort to establish National Practice Standards for Peer Support Providers, which will be used to offer guidelines and greater credibility to the emerging peer support professions.

To access our survey, please click or copy and paste the link below into your browser.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PeerValues

Please take a few minutes to give us your thoughts - and forward this invitation to other peer support providers for their thoughts as well.

Thank you,

Steve Harrington,

Executive Director,

International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) (formerly the National Association of Peer Specialists NAPS)