We have been investigating grant applications, rfp’s, collaborations, and networking in our state. This process has illuminated how connected the organization needs to be to the recovery support services it is providing for clients.
William White just posted an new blog post today about Peer Based Recovery Support and his words reinforced what we already knew. It is not appropriate to look for the same qualities in a peer support person as it is in a counselor. Nor should the supervision techniques be the same.
The purpose of recovery support is to connect individuals to a healthier lifestyle, not to describe it or frame it for the recoveree. Their tasks, goals, and intentions should reflect the connection of those individuals.
Every opportunity I get, I thank William White for all the masterful work he has completed and the insight he has shared with our communities. Here is a rather detailed overview of the competencies per Mr. White.