Resource for Supervisors

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This section contains links to resources for supervisors of peer support workers.

Supervisor Support Network

Are you a supervisor of peer specialists looking for a network of supervisors?
Join us!
We are supervisors who are supporting each other and learning together what it means to be a supervisor in the peer workforce.

Subscribe to our Virtual Community and learn more about opportunities to connect with other supervisors. To subscribe, click here.

Supervision Resources 

International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS)
iNAPS has posted a repository of resources that is continuously growing through a number of ongoing initiatives around improving the supervision of peer specialists.

To join, click here.

Multimedia: Recorded Webinars and Videos

Virtual Learning Community Events

Ask the Supervisors!
A Monthly Series of Online Dialogues with Supervisors for Supervisors of Peer Specialists.
(Recordings below – most recent on top)

Ask the Supervisors Session 2
with Tony Trahan, Gita Enders, Scott McDonald, and Celia Brown
Original Broadcast on March 22, 2018
View the Recording

Ask the Supervisors Session 1
with Jonathan Edwards, Gita Enders, Yumi Ikuto
Original Broadcast on Feb 22, 2018 | Re-Recorded on March 8, 2018

Video format | Audio format

Other Recorded Resources for Supervisors

SAMHSA BRSS TACS Recorded Webinar (Policy Academy Knowledge Building Session): Recruitment, Retention, and Supervision of Peer Support Workers. Presentations on best practices by Roslind Hayes, Lyn Legere, and Andre Johnson.

Handout on ADA Compliant interview questions:
“The Interview”

Original Broadcast, July 13, 2017

SAMHSA Webinar: Making the Case for the Value of Peers
(Broadcast on March 23, 2017)
(Presentation Handout)

Reference Materials

SAMHSA Core Competencies for Peer Workers

What Are Core Competencies?

Core competencies are the capacity to easily perform a role or function. They are often described as clusters of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes a person needs to have in order to successfully perform a role or job. Training, mentoring, and supervision can help people develop the competencies needed to perform a role or job. This will be the first integrated guidance on competencies for peer workers with mental health and substance use experience.

To learn more, visit the SAMHSA Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) site – Core Competencies for Peer Workers


(Listed chronologically by date; most recent on top)

Words of Wellness Newsletter

February, 2018

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