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Combined Core Competencies

for
Peer Specialists / Recovery Coaches
and Family Advocates/
Family System Navigators

IC&RC Domains
Domain 1- Advocacy (10 hrs)
Domain 2- Ethical Responsibility (16 hrs)
Domain 3- Mentoring & Education (10hrs)
Domain 4- Recovery & Wellness Support
(10hrs)
*Additional Training Requirements (14hrs)

Contact HoursPlease describe how the


competencies and
domains are covered in the
training curriculum

KNOWLEDGE OF MENTAL
HEALTH/SUBSTANCE USE
CONDITIONS AND TREATMENTS
- Recognize signs and coping
strategies, including the grief
process
- Know when to refer to a clinician
- Know when to report to a
supervisor
- Understand interactions of
physical and behavioral health
*Additional Training
Requirement: min 1hr
CLIENTS RIGHTS/
CONFIDENTIALITY/ETHICS/ROLE
S
- Understand scope of duties and
role
- Understand HIPAA / protected
health information / confidentiality
- Maintain professional boundaries
- Recognize potential risks
- Advocate when appropriate

Domain 1
Recognize the importance of a holistic
(e.g., mind, body, spirit, environment)
approach to recovery/wellness.
Domain 2:
Adhere to responsibilities and limits of
the role.
Use organizational/departmental chain
of command to address or resolve
issues.

Ex: Training provided by CMWN, 2hrs


(Domain 1)
-Training discussed holistic health care
options
-Training reviewed interactions of
physical and behavioral health
-Training reviewed how to advocate for
holistic approach to wellness

Domain 1
Relate to the individual as an
advocate.
Advocate within systems to promote
person-centered recovery/wellness
support services.
Describe the individual's rights and
responsibilities.
Differentiate between the types and
levels of advocacy.
Domain 2
Recognize risk indicators that may
affect the individual's welfare and
safety.
Respond to personal risk indicators to
assure welfare and safety.
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Combined Core Competencies


for
Peer Specialists / Recovery Coaches
and Family Advocates/
Family System Navigators

IC&RC Domains
Domain 1- Advocacy (10 hrs)
Domain 2- Ethical Responsibility (16 hrs)
Domain 3- Mentoring & Education (10hrs)
Domain 4- Recovery & Wellness Support
(10hrs)
*Additional Training Requirements (14hrs)

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
- Communication
- Diversity and cultural competency
*Additional Training
Requirement: min 1hr

Communicate to support network


personal issues that impact ability to
perform job duties.
Report suspicions of abuse or neglect
to appropriate authority.
Maintain documentation and collect
data as required.
Recognize and adhere to the rules of
confidentiality.
Recognize and maintain professional
and personal boundaries.
Recognize and address personal and
institutional biases and behaviors.
Recognize various crisis and
emergency situations.

Domain 3
Describe the skills needed to selfadvocate.
Establish a respectful, trusting
relationship with the individual.
Domain 4
Recognize signs of distress.
Domain 1
Explain importance of self-advocacy as
a component of recovery/wellness.
Recognize and use person-centered
language.
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Contact HoursPlease describe how the


competencies and
domains are covered in the
training curriculum

Combined Core Competencies


for
Peer Specialists / Recovery Coaches
and Family Advocates/
Family System Navigators

- Relationship development
- Use guiding principles pertinent to
population served
- Model appropriate use of personal
story and self-advocacy
- Goal-setting, problem-solving,
teamwork, & conflict resolution

IC&RC Domains
Domain 1- Advocacy (10 hrs)
Domain 2- Ethical Responsibility (16 hrs)
Domain 3- Mentoring & Education (10hrs)
Domain 4- Recovery & Wellness Support
(10hrs)
*Additional Training Requirements (14hrs)

Practice effective communication skills.


Advocate for multiple pathways to
recovery/wellness.
Domain 2
Evaluate the individuals satisfaction
with their progress toward
recovery/wellness goals.
Apply fundamentals of cultural
competency.
Practice non-judgmental behavior.
Domain 3
Establish and maintain a peer
relationship rather than a hierarchical
relationship.
Educate through shared experiences.
Establish a respectful, trusting
relationship with the individual.
Demonstrate consistency by
supporting individuals during ordinary
and extraordinary times.
Support the development of effective
communication skills.
Support the development of conflict
resolution skills.
Domain 4
Assist the individual with setting goals.
Apply effective coaching techniques
such as Motivational Interviewing.
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Contact HoursPlease describe how the


competencies and
domains are covered in the
training curriculum

Combined Core Competencies


for
Peer Specialists / Recovery Coaches
and Family Advocates/
Family System Navigators

IC&RC Domains
Domain 1- Advocacy (10 hrs)
Domain 2- Ethical Responsibility (16 hrs)
Domain 3- Mentoring & Education (10hrs)
Domain 4- Recovery & Wellness Support
(10hrs)
*Additional Training Requirements (14hrs)

RESILIENCY, RECOVERY AND


WELLNESS
- Understand principles and
concepts of resiliency, recovery,
and a wellness oriented lifestyle
- Assist others with their own
resiliency and recovery
- Encourage options and choices
- Understand impacts of labels,
stigma, discrimination, and bullying
- Understand person-centered
resiliency and recovery planning for
all ages and stages
- Promote shared decision-making

RESOURCES
*Additional Training
Requirement: min 1hr
- Knowledge of community
resources and those specific to

Practice a strengthsbased approach to


recovery/wellness.
Domain 1
Apply the principles of individual
choice and selfdetermination.
Domain 2
Maintain current, accurate knowledge
of trends and issues related to wellness
and recovery.
Domain 3
Support the development of healthy
behavior that is based on choice.
Apply principles of empowerment.
Domain 4
Recognize that there are multiple
pathways to recovery/wellness.
Assist the individual to identify and
build on their strengths and
resiliencies.
Recognize the stages of change.
Recognize the stages of
recovery/wellness.
Domain 1
Collaborate with individual to identify,
link, and coordinate choices with
resources.
Domain 3
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Contact HoursPlease describe how the


competencies and
domains are covered in the
training curriculum

Combined Core Competencies


for
Peer Specialists / Recovery Coaches
and Family Advocates/
Family System Navigators

behavioral health and physical


Health and how to navigate the
benefits system
- Help individuals and families
recognize their natural supports

SELF-CARE
*Additional Training
Requirement: min 1hr
- Recognize when health may
compromise the ability to work
- Acknowledge that personal
wellness is a primary responsibility
- Set boundaries between work and
personal life
BASIC WORK COMPETENCIES
- Seek supervision and/or ask for
direction
- Accept feedback
- Demonstrate conflict resolutions
skills
- Navigate complex work
environments
TRAUMA-INFORMED SUPPORT
*Additional Training
Requirement: min 1hr

IC&RC Domains
Domain 1- Advocacy (10 hrs)
Domain 2- Ethical Responsibility (16 hrs)
Domain 3- Mentoring & Education (10hrs)
Domain 4- Recovery & Wellness Support
(10hrs)
*Additional Training Requirements (14hrs)

Assist the individual in identifying and


establishing positive relationships.
Provide resource linkage to community
supports and professional services.
Domain 4
Develop tools for effective outreach
and continued support.
Assist the individual in identifying
support systems.
Domain 2
Communicate to support network
personal issues that impact ability to
perform job duties.
Recognize and maintain professional
and personal boundaries.
Domain 3
Recognize the importance of self-care.
Domain 3
Support the development of conflict
resolution skills.
Domain 4
Contribute to the individuals
recovery/wellness team(s).
Domain 2
Apply fundamentals of cultural
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Contact HoursPlease describe how the


competencies and
domains are covered in the
training curriculum

Combined Core Competencies


for
Peer Specialists / Recovery Coaches
and Family Advocates/
Family System Navigators

IC&RC Domains
Domain 1- Advocacy (10 hrs)
Domain 2- Ethical Responsibility (16 hrs)
Domain 3- Mentoring & Education (10hrs)
Domain 4- Recovery & Wellness Support
(10hrs)
*Additional Training Requirements (14hrs)

- Understand impact of trauma and


responses to trauma
- Demonstrate sensitivity and
acceptance of individual
experiences
- Practice cultural sensitivity
- Promote shared decision-making

competency.
Recognize various crisis and
emergency situations.
Practice non-judgmental behavior.
Domain 4
Recognize and understand the impact
of trauma.

Contact HoursPlease describe how the


competencies and
domains are covered in the
training curriculum