Peer Support Worker

At the 2014 OAA conference, Karen Rebeiro Gruhl, LaCarte, & Calixte presented:

The Peer Support Worker: What it is and why we need it

… providing both evidence and the steps for ACT teams to take for authentic integration of peer support.

Summary Points

  • The system needs the peer perspective and lens on recovery
  • The system requires successful role models of recovery to increase its own validity
  • Peer support work is not about the activities they do, but moreso, the perspective they bring to care
  • Provide a mirror within which to see recovery—gives recovery a face

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