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Ways that Peers and Supervisors use Principles of Recovery to Improve Engagement of Adults in Crisis
May 28, 2020 –
A SAMHSA sponsored free webinar developed under contract by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) and presented by the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR) will take place Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 2:00pm Eastern Time:
“Ways that Peers and Supervisors use Principles of Recovery to Improve Engagement of Adults in Crisis.”
In this webinar we will discuss the experience of peer workers and peer supervisors providing crisis services. We will cover the range of crisis services that peers are participating in from warmlines to crisis teams.
We will then explore ways peers are uniquely suited to engaging persons in acute distress because their lived experience enables them to empathize at a deep level and to reduce the stigma which typical clinical services often represent. The workers will share how they use their peer experience to promote recovery. They will also describe how they work with their supervisors to balance the values of recovery with the expectations of the clinical team.
Mutuality, for instance, is a value of peer support, whereas in crisis situations the team often needs to take charge of the consumer’s decisions. Peers also find it important to focus on their self-care as crisis work at times triggers past traumas. We will discuss unique recruitment and training needs for peers planning to work in crisis services.