Mastering the 12 Core Competencies: A Guide for Peer Support Specialists

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01/30/24

Mastering the 12 Core Competencies: A Guide for Peer Support Specialists in Behavioral Health Services

Welcome to our video on the 12 Core Competencies for Peer Support Specialists in Behavioral Health Services! In this video, we dive deep into SAMHSA's Core Competencies for Peer Workers
in Behavioral Health Services and provide valuable insights for individuals interested in becoming peer support specialists. https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/d....efault/files/program

As the field of behavioral health services evolves, peer support specialists play a crucial role in providing support and empowerment to individuals on their recovery journeys. SAMHSA's 12 Core Competencies outline the essential skills and knowledge needed to excel in this role.

Join us as we explore each of the 12 core competencies, including active listening, empathy, cultural humility, and more. We'll discuss how these competencies contribute to effective peer support and how they can be applied in real-life scenarios.

Whether you're considering a career as a peer support specialist or simply interested in learning more about the field, this video is a valuable resource. Gain insights, tips, and guidance to enhance your understanding of the core competencies and their practical applications.

Don't miss out on this informative session! Hit the play button now and join us in exploring the 12 Core Competencies for Peer Support Specialists in Behavioral Health Services.

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0:00 SAMHSA 12 Core Competencies
0:15 Engages peers in collaborative and caring relationships
1:09 Provides support
1:48 Shares lived experiences of recovery
2:57 Personalizes peer support
3:53 Supports recovery planning
4:52 Links to resources, services, and supports
5:56 Provides information about skills related to health, wellness, and recovery
7:00 Helps peers to manage crises
7:57 Values communication
8:54 Supports collaboration and teamwork
9:53 Promotes leadership and advocacy
11:03 Promotes growth and development




- Peer Support Specialist
- 12 Core Competencies
- SAMHSA
- Behavioral Health Services
- Recovery
- Peer Support
- Active Listening
- Empathy
- Cultural Humility
- Practical Applications
- Career in Peer Support
- Mental Health
- Recovery

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