International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS)


"We believe peer specialists offer an often untapped resource
to the mental health system. As a national organization,
we strive to make peer specialists an important component
in mental health treatment." 
                                                     —International Association of Peer Supporters

 The International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) (formerly known as the National Association of Peer Specialists-NAPS) seeks to increase the popularity of hiring peer specialists. Its mission is to further promote the interests of iNAPS and its members to the community. iNAPS' members subscribe to the National Association of Social Workers' Code of Ethics. This code lays out the rules for contact with peers and is critical in defining the roles between mental health professionals and their members. Founded in 2004 by a group of avid peer specialists; the organization quickly has grown with members and supporters from every state and several countries.

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