As part of the Ohio START and ECI interventions, peer recovery supporters are major components and assist families by:
- Improve caregiver’s access to substance use treatment
- Decrease time children spend in out-of-home care
- Increase the odds of reunification
- Decrease maltreatment recidivism
This intervention will recruit members of the local recovery community to participate in and complete the training and certification process through the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). Once trained and certified, these peer supporters will be matched with our child welfare families.
For more information about family recovery mentors, check out this printable flyer that can be found under “General Resources” or click here.