Peer Workforce News and Updates

Peers Offer Hope, Connection at 4th Annual Conference in Washington State

It’s an exciting time in Washington State as the role of peers in providing hope and connection to people with substance use disorders is expanding. The Washington State Health Care Authority hosted its fourth annual Peer Pathways conference for Certified Peer Counselors on August 27-28, 2019 in Tacoma, Washington. Over 450 peers and peer counselors from around the state participated in the conference.

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Introducing the Peer Workforce Alliance:

The Peer Workforce Alliance is dedicated to the development and enhancement of workforce opportunitites for peers and providers alike. It is a new world, where mutulaity and leadership walk hand in hand for the good of the individuals we serve and support. We will continue to operate in partnership with the WSU College of Nursing, with Linda Eddy as the Principle Investigator for the project, and our focus will shift entirely to peer workforce development. We want to hear from you! What types of trainings, continuing education and forums are you interested in? Would you like to train with us? Do you have a training you would like to see on a university website designed by peers for peers? The connect with us! We are peer for you!

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4th Annual Peer Pathways Conference  workshop proposal deadline extended to May 3rd, 2019

The 2019 Peer Pathways Conference will be held on August 27 & 28, 2019 at the Murano Hotel in Tacoma. The workshop proposal deadline has been extended to May 3rd, 2019. We have received several wonderful proposals and continue to look for innovative Substance Use Disorder peer recovery services workshops among other topics. Please submit!

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What is PWA up to now...

Hello Everyone! Welcome to the new WSU Peer Workforce Alliance. A few things have changed since last year and a few remain the same. We are still dedicated to holistic recovery and wellness through technical assistance, coaching and training. We focus on peer support as it relates to behavioral health in general and we have exciting news! Our signature training operationalizing peer support and substance use disorder peer recovery services is new and more targeted to setting a trauma informed culture and SUD. We are branching out into the military (Army)and first responders world of peer support. Stay tuned for more information on that. Our focus is on values for 2019. The values we are focusing on areas follows: recovery, cultural relevance, resiliency, voice and choice.

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Welcome to the Peer Workforce Alliance Blog

We hope that this blog can serve as a resource for you on emerging peer workforce trends, important legislation, success stories from around Washington State, and updates on our trainings and supports. We will also invite peers from around the state to share their expertise and perspective on peer workforce development.‍

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