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.
- 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