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DBSA Peer Specialist Training is a 40-hour training curriculum that teaches participants how to utilize their lived experience with mental health and substance use conditions, and trauma, to support and give hope to othersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ recovery journeys.
Experiencing suicidal feelings and desires is common for many peers, and peer supporters can feel powerless to help others head off these feelings or deal with them productively.
A FREE PLC Webinar on Ethical Principles at the Interface of Peer Support and Clinical Practice: Why Context and Setting Matter
This webinar will examine some of the ethical questions raised by the co-locating of traditional clinical service providers with providers of peer support.
A new year is a great time to check in on your goals and wellness. It can be valuable to do a self-assessment of where you are in your wellness and find ways to support those you work with in this process.
Two years ago DBSA began working with Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) on legislation that would broaden the use of peer support specialists at the Department of Veteran Affairs medical centers.