How does the Educator Peer

Support Program work?

OUR MISSION

To provide participants with support and empathy around current professional stressors, help them to clarify problem areas, and connect them with professional services as needed.

Peer Coaches can help other Educators cope with:

  • Daily Strain

  • Added emotional stress due to COVID-19 pandemic

  • Emotional burnout

  • Concerns about substance abuse, depression, and workplace conflict

PROCESS

If you are a teacher or administrator in Arizona and are interested in connecting with a peer coach, please submit the contact form on the previous page.  All peer coaching is strictly informal and all contact with the Educator Peer Support Program is confidential. In fact, you don't even have to submit your full name (first name and last initial only).

 

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 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. 

QUESTIONS?  

If you have questions about the program, please email: azeducators@ccaainc.com

CRISIS SITUATIONS  

While peer coaches are all fellow educators supported by CCA's professional mental health clinicians, the program is not meant as an emergency resource.  For any urgent or crisis situations it is recommended that the following hotline be used (not affiliated with CCA, DOE, or AHCCCS):

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/