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Program Information
Program Name: Peer to Peer Recovery Education Course
Agency Name: NAMI-Yolo
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Troy Blackburn
Address: NAMI-Yolo
P.O. Box 447
Davis, CA 95617
Telephone #: 530-756-8181
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: None
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Help people learn more about their illness, develop an individual relapse prevention plan and an advance directive for psychiatric care, learn coping skills to better manage their illness and to gain more control.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: NAMI National is developing a pre and post test for the Peer to Peer Course to measure gains participants make during the course with a goal of developing an evidence base for Peer to Peer.
Program Mission Statement: Peer to Peer, a free nine-week recovery education course for any person with a mental illness, contains individual relapse prevention planning, and an advance directive for psychiatric care. The course is taught by a team of trained mentors who themselves are living well with mental illness. Topics include medications, addictions coping strategies, decision making, and relationships. This is an important opportunity for people to learn more about their illness, to learn coping skills to better manage it and to gain more control.

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