Prevention Workforce Shortages: How Peers can Fill the Gap (Webinar Recording)

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Prevention Workforce Shortages: How Peers can Fill the Gap
Jacqueline T Doodley, CPRS, RCP

July 20, 2022, 1:00pm-2:30pm EST


With increasing attacks on communities due to opioid use and unintentional overdose deaths, prevention stakeholders, like other systems, may need to re-evaluate these impacts on individuals, communities and their resources. This training will show how Peer Recovery Supporters (PRS) can expand the prevention workforce. Certified PRSs are uniquely trained and to utilize their lived experience to provide hopeful services and supports that reduce the use and misuse of alcohol, tobacco and other illicit drugs. The webinar will show how PRS can aid in efforts to address targeted risk and protective factors that can produce positive outcomes in multiple areas. In addition, the webinar will test your knowledge of who peers are and their capabilities with appropriate training, collaboration, and supervision.


  • Examine how peer recovery supporters can contribute to and expand the prevention workforce
  • Explore the settings where peers’ expertise can be utilized
  • Discuss prevention strategies to reduce risk factors and increase protective factors by peer recovery supporters


Jacqueline DoodleyJacqueline T DoodleyCPRS, RCP

Currently serving as the Director of Development and Donor Relations at The P.E.E.R. Center where she resides in Columbus, Ohio

Jackie is a woman in long term recovery from substance use disorder since 1993. Her 29 year career has been focused on working with people struggling to navigate through life issues. Beginning with an Ohio shelter for women where she was allowed to practice case management without being paid for it. This led to her 25 years of service in substance use treatment. Her journey included the State of Ohio where she honed in on leadership skills as the States Women's Treatment & Recovery Coordinator. In October of 2011 obtained her Recovery Coach Professional Trainer status all the while raising her two sons now 32 and 24. Simultaneously while at the State of Ohio, she served at the leisure of SAMHSA and NASADAD in various roles related to families and Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC). In March 2019 she accepted the position of Director of Development and Donor Relations at The P.E.E.R. Center. In October of 2021 she began the journey of Minister in Training and started her own peer and recovery support agency and foundation, Exodus Recovery Support Services LLC. and Exodus Recovery Support Foundation.

Though finishing college has not happened as of yet; thanks to professional women in Chicago, California, and Washington DC (her hometown) she has completed 3 leadership academy’s and acquired a Recovery Coach Professional designation from Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery. She is a Ohio Certified Peer Supporter .Her accomplishments include working to design Family Treatment Court standards (2019), training over 800 people in the state of Ohio. She’s one of Ohio’s sought after trainers. She is passionate about helping others understand the how and why of helping.

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