There are many strategies and resources that can help. One resource is the comprehensive guide, “Building New Horizons: Opening Career Pathways for Peers with Criminal Justice Backgrounds.”
It was created by SMI Adviser and the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD).
It is typical for this work to often raise complex questions. Any mental health clinician or administrator can submit questions to SMI Adviser on topics around peer support. This includes hiring practices, training and support, systems issues, and more. Receive a FREE, personalized answer within one business day from SMI Adviser’s national experts or NASMHPD’s team of experts on peer support. This service is completely free and confidential! You can even request free on-site technical assistance to implement recovery-friendly hiring practices. Experts in peer support can assist the staff of your clinic or practice to ensure that you can effectively hire, train, support and retain peers.