BRSS TACS 2013 Policy Academy: Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale in the Context of the Affordable Care Act
KNOWLEDGE BUILDING SESSION: Peer Specialist/Recovery Coach Certification
Original Air Date/Time: Friday, June 7th 2:00-3:30pm ET (1:00pm CT, 12:00pm MT, 11:00am PT)
Certification will be required for the peer workforce to be funded through Medicaid and managed care. Many states have established certification processes for mental health recovery peers and/or substance use recovery peers, but have no standards in place that apply to the role of peers in the behavioral health workforce as a whole. This session will present specific models of peer certification for the peer workforce.
Laura Pannella Winn, M.A., Associate, Center for Social Innovation (moderator)
Cheryl Gagne, Sc.D, Senior Associate, Center for Social Innovation
Steven Harrington, Executive Director, International Association of Peer Supporters, Inc.