Bridging the Gap: Engaging Community Organizations and Peer Recovery Specialists in Your Work

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Join us Wednesday, May 15, from 12-1 p.m. ET, as we continue our Social Justice Leadership Academy (SJLA) Learning Series! This month’s event will focus on empowering individuals with lived experience in mental health and substance use treatment serving as peer recovery specialists.

Our presenters will share examples of how they have cultivated recovery-friendly work environments and community relationships to support this work. Participants will explore various career paths for a Peer Recovery Specialist, and to best integrate Peer Recovery Specialists on an individual and organizational level.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the role of peer support specialists to implement best practices for role preservation and career sustainability.
  • Recognize existing stigma surrounding peer work to more effectively cultivate inclusive work environments.
  • Highlight data to support the need for peer recovery work and the intended outcomes.
  • Dwayne Dean, RCPF, CPRS, RPS, ICPR, Principal Facilitator and Consultant, Peer Recovery Training and Support Services
  • Donna Bruce, CPRS-F, RPS, RCPF, Enoch Pratt Free Library
  • Carolyn Vidmar, Community Impact Coordinator, Enoch Pratt Free Library