Are you a teacher or school administrator? Ever have one of those days that leaves you shaking your head, wishing you had someone to talk to? The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) has the solution.
Through a collaboration with the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), AHCCCS has launched a peer-based support program for educators. The AZ Educator Peer Support Program pairs teachers and administrators in Arizona with a trained peer coach who can help you to alleviate the pressure that can sometimes lead to destructive behavior such as substance abuse, depression, or conflict with others. Trained Educator Peers are teachers and administrators (in Arizona) just like you.
All peer coaching is strictly informal and all contact with the Educators' Peer Assistance Program is confidential.). If you are a teacher or administrator in a K-12 setting in Arizona, you can visit www.azeducator.org and submit your request to connect with a peer. Once you submit your information and any special requests, you will be matched with an available peer coach who will contact you via email to set up a peer coaching session via a conference line or video platform. Peer coaches will offer 3-5 sessions of up to 45 minutes and can assist participants to connect with professional services as needed.