What is a CPRS?
A CPRS stands for Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (sometimes referred to as a ‘Peer Navigator’ or ‘Peer Coach’).
A CPRS is a person with lived experience from traumatic injury, physical, and/or mental health challenges and/or substance use disorder who has received specialized training to work with their Peers.
Their role is to meet people ‘where they are’ and walk alongside an individual providing hope, problem solving skills, coping skills, identify barriers to goals, and provide education on wellness, reiliency and recovery-- a strengths-based way.
What are the characteristics of a Peer Coach?
Self-aware and connected to their authentic selves
Open-minded and accepting of themselves and others
Flexible and adaptable
Willing to grow and continue learning
Mindful and able to be in the present