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Developing a Vermont Mental Health Peer Specialist Certification Program
The Department of Mental Health (DMH) has partnered with the Peer Workforce Development Initiative (PWDI) to identify a model and develop and implementation plan for peer specialist credentialing in Vermont.

PWDI has retained Wilda L. White Consulting to facilitate six meetings to solicit community input about designing a mental health peer support worker certification program in the State of Vermont. Each of the six meetings will address a unique topic related to developing a statewide peer support specialist certification program.

Those unable to attend meetings will have the opportunity to watch a video recording of the meeting and complete a survey.

Recommendations from these meetings will be used to implement a mental health peer certification program in the State of Vermont.

Psychiatric survivors
Service users
Families of services users
Peer support workers
Leaders and staff from community mental health programs
Leaders and staff from hospitals and hospital associations
Leaders and staff at peer-run organizations
Leaders and staff at advocacy organizations
Family networks and organizations
Recovery community members
Private health insurers
State agencies and departments (e.g., Agency of Human Services, Department of Corrections, Department of Education, Department of Public Safety)

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