Strengthening the Peer Support Workforce
Peer support was recognized by a few pioneer professionals as early as the 1930s, such as neuropsychiatrist Abraham Low and psychologist Albert Bandura.  Only recently has the field of mental health care begun to use the benefits of peer support through the implementation of a peer specialist workforce. Much change needs to occur to make the full shift toward a comprehensive wellness-based recovery system of support. 

Youth United For Change!

This is a short video showcasing common challenges faced by culturally diverse youth in their journey towards wellness recovery.  We have developed this companion toolkit to help you plan a video talk circle event. These tools can support individuals, agencies, youth advocates, and partners from all cultural backgrounds who seek to promote youth wellness and leadership. In this documentary we highlight key resources, programs, and strategies that have successfully worked to support the wellness journey of youth. Youth United For Change was created because we believe that there is no better time than the present to empower our young leaders.

 Supporting Increasing Community Participation: Introduction to Community Inclusion for Peer Providers 

The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery and the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion invite you to participate in a 90 minute webinar on, Supporting Increased Community Participation: An Introduction to Community Inclusion for Peer Providers. Exciting new research suggests that increased community participation is related to greater feelings of wellbeing and recovery. This introductory, yet highly informational webinar will provide peer providers and their allies a foundational understanding of the relationship between community participation and recovery and wellbeing. It will also explore the key role that peers can play in supporting increased community participation. 

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This website was developed [in part] under grant number SM062557 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.