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.
RSN facilitates Life Skills peer support groups within schools and other youth-serving organizations. 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. Group Facilitators check in with each participant on a weekly basis and, following the group, participants are given the opportunity to engage with an RSN mentor for more focused one-to-one support.
RSN believes that growth is an ongoing process that consists of successes as well as setbacks. We are here to nurture resilience and help youth Stay Becoming.
For more information about hosting a group, or to get a list of organizations currently hosting groups, please contact RSN Program Director, Megan Raymond, email@example.com.
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.