Peer Support Certification Training
Peer Support comes from someone who has lived experience and gives encouragement and assistance to help someone else with mental illness or substance use achieve long-term recovery. Peers offer emotional support, share knowledge, teach skills, provide practical assistance, and connect people with resources, opportunities, and communities of support. Becoming a Certified Peer Support Specialist or Mental Heath Peer Support Specialist can provide great rewards to your community and those you serve.
Peer Support Certification Training by War On Wellness

The Mission

Warr On Wellness LLC, Peer Support Training Entity founded in 2016 – is dedicated to addressing and promoting our commitment to ensuring that both Peer Support Specialists and Peer Support Supervisors become commonplace in our nation and the world via integrated services, as well as support for those who require it.

We Offer Immersive & Intensive Peer Specialist Certification Training.

Peer Recovery Support Specialists are individuals who are in recovery from substance use or co-occurring mental health disorders.

Their life experiences and recovery allow them to provide recovery support in such way that others can benefit from their experiences.

Peer Support Specialists strive to empower individuals to achieve their hopes, dreams, and goals, and connect them with their personal recovery journey.

A Peer Support Specialist is a person who has walked the path of recovery from mental illness and is employed to assist others in their journeys of recovery

Peer specialist supervisors have a responsibility to be advocates for the role of peer support services in the organizations in which they work and in the community. ...

Supervisors should also advocate for policies and procedures in the organization that promote and foster recovery.

The Call To Action

  • Warr On Wellness LLC, service provider organizations, and other advocates should advocate for and make Peer Support an integral part of mental health and substance abuse service delivery.
  • To successfully recruit and retain excellent peer counselors, people with extensive experience in peer counseling should be involved at multiple levels of planning and implementation of Peer Support Services, including senior management positions in-service programs.
  • Affiliates should review state statutes governing the practice of mental health professions to remove barriers that artificially restrict the scope of activities of Peer Support specialists.
  • Federal funding for the increased use of Peer Support services and Peer Support training should be a priority area for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
  • States should set aside an appropriate percentage of state funds for peer support programs.
  • Parent and partner and adolescent peer services should be developed to complement Adult Peer Services.
  • Federal providers of mental health services, such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, should support the training and employment of Peer Support Specialists.
  • Federal, state, and local governments should assure that trained peer advocates are included among the groups of people permitted to provide crisis counseling in emergency preparedness and response plans.
  • Academic institutions and federal entities, such as the National Institute of Mental Health, should support research on the efficacy of peer support programs and different structural and training considerations that promote greater efficacy.
  • Since peer support services are often located in small and frequently consumer-run agencies, Warr On Wellness LLC Training Entity encourages Medicaid and other authorities to minimize the reporting burden while maintaining accountability in order to facilitate service provision and entry of Peers into the services environment.
  • Certification of Peer Support Specialists is helpful in promoting professionalism and getting reimbursement, but lack of certification should not be a bar to service.
  • Supports the evolving role of peers trained for whole health recovery to reduce the 25-year average premature death of those served by public health services.
 

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