Core Competencies for Peer Workers In Behavioral Health Services
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Resource Type: Document or Publication
Transformation Team Subjects: Community Wellness & Peer Supports
Key Topics: Peer Support, Policy, System of Care
SAMHSA provides an overview of core competencies needed for Peer Support staff to be successful in their roles. The competencies have been placed into 12 categories, which encompass the principles of recovery-oriented, person-centered, voluntary, relationship-focused and trauma-informed care.