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Media Contact: If you’re a member of the media looking for more information about the DBSA Peer Leadership Center and/or the emerging peer specialist workforce, please contact DBSA Vice President of External Affairs, Allen Doederlein or DBSA Programs Team.

DBSA Peer Specialist Training: Putting Your Passion for Peer Support to Work

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 others’ recovery journeys.

Continuing Education Course: Protective Factors to Help Prevent Suicide: the Role of Peer Support

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.

Live Discussion Chat: Goals and the Building Blocks of Recovery & Wellness in 2018

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.

PEER Act Update

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.