|Recovery Principles, Culture, and Climate
|| Core Recovery Principles
|| The program is grounded in the values of the recovery community—both local community and the national movement.
|| Core Recovery Culture and Values
||The program incorporates key practices that support and enhance recovery.
|| Recovery Climate/ Environment
|| The program establishes a welcoming climate that is conducive to/facilitates personal recovery.
|Ethical Framework for Service Delivery
|| 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.
|| Ethics Training and Support
|| The PRSS program ensures that training and guidance are provided on the implementation of ethical guidelines.
|| The PRSS program has guidelines, policies, procedures, and practices related to maintaining confidentiality of personal information.
|| Boundary Setting
|| The PRSS program provides supervision, support, and learning opportunities to address boundary-related conflict before, during, and after conflict happens.
|Peer Leader Development
|| The program uses efficient and effective processes to recruit quality peer leaders.
|| Selection and Orientation
||The program has clearly defined processes for screening, selecting, and orienting peer leaders to the PRSS program.
||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.
|| The program has clearly defined methods for increasing peer leader retention.
|Peer Supervisor Development
|| The program uses efficient and effective processes to recruit quality peer supervisors.
|| The program has clearly defined processes for identifying needed qualifications, screening, and selecting peer supervisors.
||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.
|Governance and Program Oversight
||The program oversight is inclusive of and responsive to local communities of recovery.
||Board of Directors
||The board of directors is appropriately representative of and responsive to local communities of recovery.
||Organizational Policies and Practices
||The board of directors ensures that the organizational policies and practices are consistent with the principles of good governance.
||The board of directors facilitates linkages with other organizations to strengthen the larger community’s network of support for recovery
||The organization is a good steward of financial resources, accountable to the recovery community, funders, and donors in its use of funds.
||Human Resource Management
||The organization uses best practices in human resources management to create a safe and healthy work environment.
||The organization establishes ongoing, data-driven, quality assessment and improvement processes and methods.
||The organization establishes record keeping processes and methods that are compatible with peer-led efforts.
||Confidentiality of Records
||The organization establishes record keeping processes and methods that ensure compliance with state and federal regulations related to confidentiality and privacy.
||Participant Protection and Informed Consent
||The organization is committed to providing a safe, secure, and respectful environment.
||The organization has clear goals, policies, and oversight practices to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate peer services.
|Peer Support: Core Competencies
||Determining Community Strengths and Needs
||The program uses participatory processes to assess community strengths and needs.
||The program plans to offer PRSS that that will have a measurable impact, based on community assets and needs.
||The program is an opportunity-rich recovery environment that builds individual and community strengths (recovery capital) and addresses individual and community needs.
||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.
||Evaluating the Supports/Services
||The program uses evaluation data as a management tool.
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