State Investing to Expand Peer Support

The Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services (DMHDDSAS) recognizes the need for peer support as a service which promotes personal growth, problem-solving skills, and crisis reduction. However, it also recognizes that some provider agencies may resist using the service until there are fewer barriers to hiring sufficient numbers of qualified staff.

With this in mind, DMHDDSAS has developed a grant for training and integration of peer support in provider agencies.  This will be done in partnership with selected Local Management Entities.

To learn more about the project and the Request for Information regarding the training program, check out the September 16th announcement on the DMHDDSAS web site:  http://www.ncdhhs.gov/mhddsas/whatsnew-comprehensive.htm

NC CANSO applauds activities that promote the implementation of proven services like peer support.  Emphasizing services that depend on mutual engagement and sharing is one way to bring our service system up to date!

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