Recovery - Peer Supports

For many, support from peers is essential to recovery from mental health and/or substance use concerns. Support from peers is available in many venues in Wisconsin.

Certified Peer Specialists

A Certified Peer Specialist is a person who has lived the experience of a mental health and/or substance use concern and completed formal training in the peer specialist model of mental health and/or substance use supports. They use their recovery experiences in combination with the skills training to support peers who have mental health and/or substance use concern.

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Certified Parent Peer Specialists

A Certified Parent Peer Specialist is a person who has lived experience in parenting a child with a mental health and/or substance use concerns and has successfully navigated systems of care for that child. They use their experiences to provide peer support and promote the well-being of the families with whom they work. Certified Parent Peer Specialists also promote family-driven and youth-guided practices that focus on strengths as part of the solution and ensure families and youth participate as partners in all aspects of their care.

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Last Revised: August 29, 2016