RSN engages youth through:
1-on-1 mentoring with a certified peer support specialist and/or recovery coach. In the mentoring relationship, youth gain more self-determination through goal setting and action planning with their mentor.
Youth Peer Support Groups (YPSG) are structured curriculum-based groups commonly facilitated through schools/organizations by two certified peer support specialists and/or recovery coaches. We’ve designed a 12-session (adaptable) curriculum that progressively guides youth toward developing healthy relationships, positive coping strategies, and a positive identity.
The RSN Mentor Program empowers adults 18+ by providing scholarships for approved applicants to acquire their North Carolina Peer Support Specialist Certification and/or Recovery Coach Academy Peer Specialist Training. These allow a mentor to enhance their skills toward gainful employment in the peer support field. In return for the scholarship, RSN Mentors provide 1-to-1 mentoring, co-facilitate Youth Peer Support Groups, and/or participate in community outreach and education.
Outreach and Education is one area of service we are most proud of. Our mentors and staff with lived experience are excited to provide talks, panel discussions, and presentations to educate community members on all aspects of recovery: Substance Use, Mental Health, and/or Justice Involvement.