At Reintegration Support Network (RSN), our motto is “Stay Becoming”. This represents our shared commitment to aiding youth and emerging adults, 13-24yo in fostering their own wellbeing. When a youth agrees to engage in services with RSN, they are enrolled in our Life Skills youth peer support group and can also receive one-to-one support from a trained mentor during the course of the group. At a participant’s request, they have a choice to engage in one to one mentoring following the group as mentor availability allows.
Life Skills Youth Peer Support Groups
The Life Skills curriculum is designed to uphold the SAMHSA Core Competencies of Peer Support: recovery oriented, person-centered, voluntary, relationship-focused, and trauma informed. The 8 week group focuses on supporting youth in developing healthy relationships, positive coping strategies, positive identity, and positive engagement in the community. Each group is co-facilitated by our North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialist and/or Recovery Coach Academy trained mentors and supervised by our trained staff.
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.
RSN Mentor Program
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.
Before receiving a scholarship, candidates participate in a 60-90 day Mentor Program Candidate Internship. During the Mentor Program Candidate Internship, mentor candidates will participate in RSN Orientation, receive internal training from RSN staff pertaining to mentoring, and can co-facilitate RSN Life Skills Groups alongside RSN staff and certified mentors. In exchange for training and supervision, mentors provide peer support to participants through co-facilitation of our Life Skills groups and one-to-one mentoring. In doing so, mentors gain valuable experience serving the unique needs of youth and emerging adults in their community. Mentors also serve as community ambassadors providing outreach and education.
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.