SAMHSA: Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy, 2018 Peer Support, Peers Supporting Recovery From Mental Health Conditions, Peers Supporting Recovery From Substance Use Disorders, and Family, Parent, and Caregiver Peer Support in Behavioral Health! For more information on peer support services, including core competencies for hiring peer support specialists, click here.
Peer Certification: What are we waiting for?
(2015) California Mental Health Planning Council
Certification of Peer Support Specialists in California: Engaging State-Level Agencies (2014) California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS)
Peer Models and Usage in California Behavioral Health and Primary Care Settings Integrated Care Issue Brief: CalMHSA, Integrated Behavioral Health Project (IBHP)
Peer Support Services are Integral to Mental Health Recovery,
Disability Rights California
History of Peer Certification (2016) Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission (MHS(AC)
Although passed by the CA legislature, SB906 was vetoed by Governor Brown. Advocating for peer support standardization to ensure high qulity care continues to be on CALBHB/C's agenda.