The Certified Peer Specialist: Role & Action in Crisis Intervention

jen pong

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;

14.0Silence Voice - 2012-10-30_172373_nature.jpg TRAUMA INFORMED CRISIS RESPONSE, WRAP, WHAM, IPS, eCPR

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