Peer Support Documentation

Best Practices & Strategies for a Growing Workforce with Discussion Hour

for Nebraska Certified Peer Support Specialists

Presented by Millie Sweeney


The following video includes Millie Sweeney’s training, “Peer Support Documentation: Best Practices & Strategies for a Growing Workforce” with the “Discussion Hour.”

Peer Support Documentation:
Best Practices & Strategies for a Growing Workforce

(Millie Sweeney)


Documentation is not an inherent skill–it must be learned and practiced. In this workshop, you will be able to identify best practices in documenting your work in progress notes and developing goals for support planning, as well as what you should be documenting regarding supervision and professional development. Also, learn strategies for staying current in the documentation and addressing complex situations in your record-keeping such as mandatory reporting of suspected abuse. 


  • Learn the basic components of quality peer support documentation.
  • Identify and apply effective strategies for maintaining documentation for all aspects of the peer support provider role.
  • Discuss and identify ways to document complex situations such as mandatory reporting of suspected abuse.

Date Presented: Thurs., Jan. 27, 2022, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Central)
Date Training Expires: January 27, 2024

Peer Support Documentation:
Discussion Hour

(Millie Sweeney)


This discussion hour focused on identifying improvements and challenges encountered by the peer support provider and supervisor trainings in best practices and strategies for quality documentation. In this session, participants had the opportunity to share accomplishments and application of what has been implemented, as well as problem-solve around ongoing challenges in this area. Additional resources and examples from other programs or states were shared to continue learning. 


  • Demonstrate strategies learned in the documentation training and their application.
  • Identify ongoing challenges to consistent documentation standards and develop solutions to apply.

Date Presented: Thurs., Feb. 23, 2022, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Central)
Date Training Expires: February 23, 2024

About the Speaker

Millie Sweeney

M.S., Clinical Psychology
Millie Sweeney is the director of Learning and Workforce Development for the Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA). Spanning the children’s mental health and child-serving systems, she has over 25 years experience in navigating systems with and on behalf of families, advocating at both the individual and policy level, and building collaborations with professionals and systems. She specializes in grant and program development, staff supervision and training, parent peer support and family engagement, curriculum development, and systems of care. Leveraging both her professional experience and personal experience as a parent of two children with mental health challenges, she consults nationally on certification and parent peer support services, offers curriculum and training on a variety of topics related to children’s mental health and participates in research and policy groups contributing to the literature and field.

These trainings were funded in whole or in part by funds from the SAMHSA Community Mental Health Block Grant, SAMHSA Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant and state funds sub-granted from the Nebraska Department of Health and Services, Division of Behavioral Health.