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SAMHSA Webinar: Implementing a Peer Mentor Program: Strategies for Engaging Peer RSS in Courts
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SAMHSA Webinar: Implementing a Peer Mentor Program: Strategies for Engaging Peer RSS in Courts

 Export to Your Calendar 8/31/2020
When: August 11, 2020
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Where: United States

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Implementing a Peer Mentor Program: Strategies for Engaging Peer Recovery Support Specialists in Adult Treatment Courts

August 31, 2020, 12:30–2:00 p.m. ET

Peer Recovery Support Specialists (PRSSs) working in treatment courts are people with lived experience of behavioral health disorders and criminal justice involvement who are key members of the clinical team serving those participating in drug court and mental health court programs.

This webinar covers strategies for how to engage PRSSs in adult treatment courts to support people with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental disorders. Topics covered will include training peers to work in treatment courts, identifying key community partners for an effective peer mentoring program, defining core activities of peers working in treatment courts, the peer certification process, and oversight and management of peer programs. Real-life examples of successful implementation in Oklahoma will be shared.

Presenters

  • Nisha Wilson, M.S., LPC , Senior Director, State Operated Community Mental Health Centers and Criminal Justice Services, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
  • Heath Hayes, M.A., M.H.R. , Senior Director, Communications and Strategic Engagement, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
  • Carrie McCoy , 2014 Pottawatomie County Drug Court Graduate; Peer Recovery Support Specialist; Behavioral Health Wellness Coach


 



 

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