I will be writing, here, about the functional components for a discerning intentionally driven and mutual peer-based Certified Peer Specialist’s portfolio of peer services deliverables within the behavioral health crisis intervention role(s) when BH is co-located with PH in a fully integrated community public health model.
To include the following:
1.0 The Certified Peer Specialist work on a tag-team recovery and peer based triage team with co-supports providers;
2.0 Peer crisis response must be entirely peer-led or peer driven and be at least 100% CPS in order to provide care, supervised by a CPS, CPRP, QMHP.
3.0 1st Trauma Informed Responder to individual in crisis (e.g., experiencing a psychosis, ideating with plan) alongside Clinician;
4.0 Utilize peer self-directive strengths based Dialogue and emotional CPR (Fisher & Spiro, 2013); for crisis intervention and de-escalation;
5.0 Peer to Peer Supports (e.g., Behavioral Health, Physical Health and Wellness Coaching Supports, Public Health (e.g., HIV/AIDS/HCV/STD), continuum of care, integration, health and human services liaison, f2f care and peer support, family, community supportive integration and strengths building);
6.0 Warm Line;
7.0 Peer Respite Whole Health & Wellness Center;
8.0 Training required for CPS providing crisis and/or respite peer supports;
9.0 Documentation and Data Evaluation & Surveillance;
10.0 Capacity building;
11.0 Cultural attunity;
12.0 Medication optimization (e.g., Robert Whitaker’s “Anatomy of An Epidemic” influenced work;
13.0 PBHCI BH + PH health and wellness solution peer supports;