In February, SAMHSA offered two webinars on peer support specialists. The first one, Best Practices in Peer Support Training, addressed certification and the role of peer support specialists in the mental health workforce. To view the recording and to obtain a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, go to https://www.nasmhpd.org/content/ta-coalition-webinar-best-practices-peer-support-training.
The second one, Successfully Employing Peer Specialists: A Framework and Tools, offered a framework for and specific tools on successfully employing peer specialists. In addition to discussing recruiting, hiring, and training peers and educating and supporting non-peer staff, reasonable accommodation Employee Assistance Programs to address job difficulties and support good performance were also presented. To view the recording and to obtain a copy of the PowerPoint presentation, go to https://www.nasmhpd.org/content/ta-coalition-webinar-successfully-employing-peer-specialists-framework-and-tools.