Peer Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
Peer Supporters – How has the Pandemic impacted your work? Complete this very short survey and have a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Follow this link to the survey https://forms.gle/w1vTpxkP68nFo9qs5.
Tune in to the Webinar on September 23rd to hear all of the results.
This webinar brings you through both the technology skills necessary to set up and run online groups and provides you the added facilitation skills necessary to translate the skills we rely on for in-person engagement to an online environment. It’s both the how-to’s and the why’s of online relationship building including check-ins, debriefs, and wellness-oriented activities to support empowering groups while being physically distant. This will enhances skills for offering peer support online. This is a critical skill for peer specialists in our current times.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11-12:30 (EDT)
The Future of Peer Support is Here
Vince Caimano and Rosemary Weaver
As with previous pandemics, COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way that people act, think and feel. It is no different with peer support. The way that peer support is provided will be changed forever – in many ways for the better. This workshop will discuss how the 2020 pandemic has begun to alter the role and practice of peer supporters. The presenters will discuss the pandemic-driven acceleration in the adoption of new tools, technology and programs. A survey will be presented about peer supporter readiness for change and the implications for the practice of their work going forward. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated and increased the number of opportunities that Peer Supporters have. This workshop will help the Peer Support workforce to be more aware of those options and be prepared to capitalize on them.