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WISCONSIN ASSOCIATION OF PEER SPECIALISTS, INC.

A Wisconsin Association of Peer Providers Building Bridges Through Collaborative Communication

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The Peer-Support Specialist will know and practice these Domains and Objectives.

 

 

1. SELF-KNOWLEDGE AND THE ROLE OF THE PEER-SPECIALIST

  • Use his or her own experience to inspire the consumer while supporting his or her own recovery.
  • Engage the consumer in a trauma-free way.
  • Recognize the consumer’s strengths and personal challenges and emphasize building on the positive.
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2. ETHICS AND BOUNDARIES

  • Understand and maintain confidentiality.
  • Understand and maintain appropriate boundaries.
  • Recognize when to seek guidance or consultation.
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3. CULTURAL AWARENESS

  • Respect other cultures, races, religions, and sexual orientations.
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4. ADVOCACY AND ABILITY TO LOCATE INFORMATION

  • Have fundamental knowledge of the mental health and substance abuse system in Wisconsin.
  • Have fundamental knowledge of mental health conditions, treatments, services, supports, and consumer rights with an emphasis on age-appropriate services.
  • Know how to find information about entitlements, community resources, the mental health and substance abuse systems, mental health conditions, treatments, services, supports, and consumer rights.
  • Advocate for the consumer.
  • Educate the consumer to be a self-advocate.

 

5. TEAMWORK

  • Work collaboratively and participate on a team.
  • Listen and communicate clearly.
  • Observe and recognize when to report behavioral changes.

 

6. CONSUMER CHOICE AND EMPOWERMENT

  • Understand and practice person-centered planning that values informed consumer choice.
  • Believe in empowerment, and that growth, change, and overcoming stigma are possible.
  • Teach conflict resolution and problem-solving skills as a means to empowerment.

 

7. CRISIS AND SAFETY

  • Know how to identify and work with people in crisis and make referrals.
  • Know how to keep self and others safe during and after a crisis.

 

8. RECOVERY

  • Understand the process of recovery and how to pass on recovery-related information and tools to the consumer
  • Understand the positive and negative impact of life events, such as spirituality, sexuality, grief and loss, stigma, and trauma on recovery

 

 

Funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Medicaid Infrastructure Grant #93.768,

Department of Health Services/Pathways to Independence, Developed by the PS Committee of the WI RITF