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Peer Summit Region 7 • Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa

Elevating Professionalism Together: Advancing Through Peer Collaboration

October 24-25, 2024 - Kansas City Expo Center


What is a
Youth Peer Specialist?

A Youth Peer Specialist is a young adult who provides support, encouragement, and assistance to youth and young adults as they transition to adulthood.

Register now for the following VIRTUAL training dates:

  • June 27-28, 2024
  • August 5-6, 2024
  • October 15-16, 2024
  • December 9-10, 2024

NAMI Launches Teen & Young Adult HelpLine

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is proud to introduce the Teen & Young Adult (T&YA) HelpLine: A free nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals, and support to teens and young adults. Their T&YA Specialists are young people who understand what teens and young adults are going through. They are experienced, well-trained, and want to help young people find a way forward. The T&YA Helpline can be reached by phone, text, or chat Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Eastern.

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Missouri Youth
Peer Specialist

The Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health, recognizes the Missouri Credentialing Board as the sole source for certified peer credentials (Certified Peer Specialist, Family Support Provider, Youth Peer Specialist, and Certified Reciprocal Peer Recovery).  No other credentialing sources will be recognized as meeting the requirements for peers working in DBH certified and contracted programs.

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