Principles-related Standards

Recovery Principles, Culture, and Climate
RPCC-1.0 Core Recovery Principles The program is grounded in the values of the recovery community—both local community and the national movement.
RPCC-2.0 Core Recovery Culture and Values The program incorporates key practices that support and enhance recovery.
RPCC-3.0 Recovery Climate/ Environment The program establishes a welcoming climate that is conducive to/facilitates personal recovery.
Ethical Framework for Service Delivery
EFSD-1.0 Code of Ethics The PRSS program has guidelines, policies, procedures, and practices related to ethics that are consistent with peer values, protecting both providers and recipients of peer services.
EFSD-2.0 Ethics Training and Support The PRSS program ensures that training and guidance are provided on the implementation of ethical guidelines.
EFSD-3.0 Confidentiality The PRSS program has guidelines, policies, procedures, and practices related to maintaining confidentiality of personal information.
EFSD-4.0 Boundary Setting The PRSS program provides supervision, support, and learning opportunities to address boundary-related conflict before, during, and after conflict happens.

People-related Standards

Peer Leader Development
PLD-1.0 Recruitment The program uses efficient and effective processes to recruit quality peer leaders.
PLD-2.0 Selection and Orientation The program has clearly defined processes for screening, selecting, and orienting peer leaders to the PRSS program.
PLD-3.0 Training and Development The program provides peer leaders with training to help them gain the knowledge and skills necessary for their assigneds job, to help them develop within the organization.
PLD-4.0 Retention The program has clearly defined methods for increasing peer leader retention.
Peer Supervisor Development
PSD-1.0 Recruitment The program uses efficient and effective processes to recruit quality peer supervisors.
PSD-2.0 Selection The program has clearly defined processes for identifying needed qualifications, screening, and selecting peer supervisors.
PSD-3.0 Training, Mentoring, and Support The program provides peer supervisors with training and ongoing support to gain knowledge, skills, experience, attitudes, and attributes necessary to effectively supervise peer leaders in a non-clinical context.

Practices-related Standards

Governance and Program Oversight
GPO-1.0 Program Oversight The program oversight is inclusive of and responsive to local communities of recovery.
GPO-2.0 Board of Directors The board of directors is appropriately representative of and responsive to local communities of recovery.
GPO-3.0 Organizational Policies and Practices The board of directors ensures that the organizational policies and practices are consistent with the principles of good governance.
GPO-4.0 Community Linkages The board of directors facilitates linkages with other organizations to strengthen the larger community’s network of support for recovery
Management Systems
MS-1.0 Fiscal Management The organization is a good steward of financial resources, accountable to the recovery community, funders, and donors in its use of funds.
MS-2.0 Human Resource Management The organization uses best practices in human resources management to create a safe and healthy work environment.
MS-3.0 Quality Assurance The organization establishes ongoing, data-driven, quality assessment and improvement processes and methods.
MS-4.0 Peer-compatible Recordkeeping The organization establishes record keeping processes and methods that are compatible with peer-led efforts.
MS-5.0 Confidentiality of Records The organization establishes record keeping processes and methods that ensure compliance with state and federal regulations related to confidentiality and privacy.
MS-6.0 Participant Protection and Informed Consent The organization is committed to providing a safe, secure, and respectful environment.
MS-7.0 Cultural Competence The organization has clear goals, policies, and oversight practices to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate peer services.

Performance-related Standards

Peer Support: Core Competencies
PSCC-1.0 Determining Community Strengths and Needs The program uses participatory processes to assess community strengths and needs.
PSCC-2.0 Planning The program plans to offer PRSS that that will have a measurable impact, based on community assets and needs.
PSCC-3.0 Offering Support The program is an opportunity-rich recovery environment that builds individual and community strengths (recovery capital) and addresses individual and community needs.
PSCC-4.0 Supervising Peers Providing Services The program provides regular guidance, support, and skills-building through non-clinical supervision to all peer leaders, whether service is provided at the program site or elsewhere in the community.
PSCC-5.0 Evaluating the Supports/Services The program uses evaluation data as a management tool.

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