Resources

Illinois Certification Board

The Illinois Certification Board, also known as the Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA), credentials a variety of human service professions in Illinois including Certified Recovery Support Specialists.  Applications to become a CRSS are submitted to ICB.

 

 

Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) Overview

This link provides an overview of the Illinois CRSS credential including the minimum CRSS eligibility requirements and a description of the CRSS application process.

 

 

Division of Mental Health (DMH) Recovery Support Services

Website for the Division of Mental Health statewide Recovery Support Services. 

 

 

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

Wellness Recovery Action Plan information including articles, books, resources, and a link to the Copeland Center for WRAP classes and WRAP facilitator training.

 

 

NAMI Illinois

NAMI Illinois is a statewide organization for mental health recovery and can connect individuals and families to their local NAMI affiliate for services, programs, and advocacy opportunities.

 

 

National Empowerment Center

A peer run empowerment center offering  a variety of resources to support consumer run organizations and provide mental health care systems with a recovery-oriented approach.

 

 

National Association of Peer Supporters (NAPS)

A national professional association seeking to grow the profession of peer supporters, promote education and training, and to establish inclusion of peer supporters throughout the healthcare field.

 

 

Mental Health America Center for Peer Support (National Peer Certification)

The Center for Peer Support has a wealth of information about Peer Support including information about the first national peer certification.