Youth Peer Support


The NMSU Southwest Regional Training Center, CYFD-Behavioral Health Services , and the BHSD-Office of Peer Recovery and Engagement (OPRE) are working together to implement a Youth Peer Support Worker Program in New Mexico.

Available Youth Peer Support Training(s)

Our Goal: To create a formalized Youth Peer Support Worker training and employment process that enables the caring, compassionate and resilient youth of our community to work in a professional capacity, providing guidance and support to other young people struggling to navigate the complex systems that impact their well-being.

Paving the Way for Youth Peer Support in New Mexico
Follow this link to see  timeline of the development of the Youth Peer initiative in New Mexico.

Learn More About the National Youth Peer Support Movement
Follow this link to visit YouthMOVE National’s page on Youth Peer Support to find information on peer support research, national priorities, and organizational considerations.

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If you have questions about the training or application process, please contact us; Elizabeth Bennett and 575-(646)-2386.