National Association of Peer Supporters

National Practice Guidelines

Equipping you to serve as effective Peer Supporters.

In 2012, N.A.P.S. embarked upon an inclusive process, with assistance from a panel convened by SAMHSA, to establish Practice Standards for the emerging profession of Peer Support, as a first step in a possible national credential.

Following a series of national focus groups and surveys, in which over 1000 peer support providers participated, 98% agreed with the core values and practice guidelines, which were published in the summer of 2013 as the National Practice Guidelines for Peer Supporters. Click the button below to view this guidelines in full.

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