Peer Recovery Center of Excellence
The Peer Recovery Center of Excellence is led by a steering committee of national peer recovery leaders from across the nation: Sharon Hesseltine (Chair), Haner Hernandez, Nell Hurley, Michael King, Laurie Johnson-Wade, and Johanna Dolan.
UMKC’s partners in the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence are University of Texas-Austin, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the National Council for Mental Wellbeing.
The Center’s strategies for training and technical assistance are organized into the following core areas of focus:
- Clinical integration of peer support workers into non-traditional settings;
- Building and strengthening capacity of Recovery Community Organizations;
- Enhancing the professionalization of peers through workforce development;
- Providing evidence-based and practice-based toolkits and resource information to diverse stakeholders
In addition, the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence is a resource to individuals, organizations, and systems working to advance the successful implementation of the peer support model of recovery in an array of settings.