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Throughout history, peer support has helped people achieve health and wellness.  The consumer-operated service model of peer support is now being recognized nationally and internationally.

 

Consumer Leadership Forum of DC has posted this web page in the hope that the informational links to the left will be a helpful resource to Certified Peer Specialists and all stake holders in the recovery community.


 
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A Peer Specialist is a person with a mental health and/or co-occurring condition, who has been trained and certified to help others with these conditions, identify and achieve specific life and recovery goals 

 

 

A certified peer specialist is a model for personal recovery and performs a wide range of tasks to assist individuals to regain control over their lives and their own recovery process

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 A Peer Specialist is a person who is actively engaged in his/her own recovery, and who volunteers or is hired to provide peer support services to others engaged in mental health treatment


A certified peer specialist is an individual living in recovery with mental illness and/or substance use disorder or a family member who has been trained and certified by their local  Department of Behavioral Health to assist others in recovery and wellness.