A central resource for peers and organizations - working to strengthen
the peer workforce together.

Resources Resources

Information about peer specialists and peer supporters, certification requirements, and how to integrate peers into treatment teams.
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Networking Networking

Professional profiles and discussion boards to support peer-to-peer mentoring and collaboration.
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Education Education

Online courses, educational webinars, and calendar of certification and continuing education training opportunities.
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Employment Employment

Job listings and profiles of organizations supporting the peer support workforce.
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The PLC will be closing as of January 15, 2019

After several years promoting the peer support workforce and serving as a conduit for peer specialist networking and continuing education, the DBSA Peer Leadership Center (PLC) will be closing as of January 15, 2019.

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Certified Peer Specialists

Certified Peer Specialists →
Certified Peer Specialists are those who have experience with mental health, substance use and/or trauma conditions and have been trained and certified to support their peers in gaining hope and moving forward in their recovery journeys. This section provides information and continuing education designed for certified peer specialists.

 

Peer Supporters

Peer Supporters →
Peer supporters are individuals who have experience with mental health, substance use conditions and/or trauma and use those experiences to provide encouragement, hope, assistance, guidance, and understanding to aid others in recovery. Visit this section to access educational materials and information to help provide excellent peer support.

 

Organizations

Organizations →
Organizations that serve individuals living with mental health, substance use and trauma conditions are recognizing the powerful shift toward patient-centered care. One major aspect of this important shift is employing peers. This section offers resources and educational materials to help organizations understand, value and support the unique roles of the peer workforce.