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SURVEY: Guidelines for Supervisors of Peer Support Specialists

June 15, 2019


By June 15!  The International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) is seeking agreement on the final draft of the National Guidelines for Supervisors of Peer Support Specialists.

The Guidelines will be presentated at the October 2019 iNAPS conference in San Diego, CA.

iNAPS Survey:

DRAFT Guidelines for Supervisors:

Guidelines for Peer Support Specialists:

In 2013, after extensive participation of peer supporters throughout the U.S. and internationally, the International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) released National Practice Guidelines for Peer Supporters. Twelve key values were identified and validated, and practices described that were consistent with the ethical guidelines.

With the continued growth of the peer workforce during the past six years, increased attention has turned to supervision of peer support workers, also known as peer specialists and many other titles. In 2018, iNAPS convened a Supervision Workgroup that reviewed existing reports, curricula and webinars related to supervision of peer support workers. As a result, a Supervision page was established on the iNAPS website with resources available to all. iNAPS also offers monthly online discussions for peer support workers and for supervisors.

The Workgroup members then began to draft National Practice Guidelines for Supervisors of Peer Support Specialists, consistent with the 2013 Guidelines for Peer Supporters. The Supervision Workgroup sought input on the draft Guidelines from working peer support specialists and supervisors throughout the U.S. The Workgroup members revised the draft Guidelines based on feedback received during focus groups and from written communication.

On behalf of iNAPS, we thank you in advance for responding to the survey by June 15, 2018.


June 15, 2019
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