Young People in Recovery (YPR) is a national organization that provides peer-led recovery support services. YPR aims to improve access to resources such as housing, education, and employment that sustain long-term recovery, particularly for youth and young adults. YPR envisions a world where all young people have the resources they need to thrive in recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol. YPR’s mission is to provide the life skills and peer supports to help people recover from substance use disorder and reach their full potential.
Community Wellness & Peer Supports
The goal of this guide is to provide a range of different stakeholders with information and best practices for peer support and leadership in early intervention for psychosis (EIP) services. Audiences that may find this manual to be useful include state-level administrators, clinical directors, peer and family advocates, young people, and early intervention planning committee members, as well as researchers and others with an interest in youth and peer involvement. This document includes many concrete examples of exemplary or innovative services, projects and individuals (see “spotlights”), and a comprehensive appendix of resources is offered at the end of the guide. Unlike many other U.S. peer support manuals, the aim of this guide is to provide coverage of a broad range of domains in which peers might assume leadership or advisory roles. These include program development and planning, direct service delivery (including peer support), public outreach and engagement, clinician education, and quality improvement and evaluation.
This resource provides a list of helpful numbers for families to use in times of crisis as well as resources for family-run organizations.
These infographics are designed to simplify strategies parents and caregivers can incorporate toward positive outcomes as they assist their children and young adults. There are four separate infographics. Two are designed directly for parents and caregivers; two are general infographics to promote positive mental health.
This research brief is a 2019 point-in-time review of states that are using Medicaid to finance family and/or youth peer support and is intended for use by multiple stakeholders engaged in the design, financing, implementation, and/or expansion of behavioral health services for children and families, including state and local family- and youth-run organizations, state Medicaid and other public child-serving agencies, Medicaid managed care organizations, providers, and other stakeholders.