Peer Support Specialists - Working Together with Allies

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Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM
Location and Delivery Method
Delivery Method
Online / Web Delivered
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Host And Instructor

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Doors to Wellbeing
Vivian Nuñez, BSW, CPS

Training Overview Description

Empowerment is one of the essential tools used to promote an individual's self-determination to engage and manage their challenges in the clinical system. However, peer specialists can make even more of an impact when other colleagues understand the important role a peer specialist can play in recovery. Learning how to communicate with other service providers will, in return, create solid allies that facilitate one's wellness and recovery. This webinar will offer tips developed through our skills as peer specialists to empower colleagues as allies in our work.

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Learning Objectives:

  • Identify at least 3 strategies to connect with other peer support specialists.
  • Recognize at least 3 strategies to turn other staff into recovery allies.
  • Identify the role and value of peer support in promoting community wellbeing.

Presenter: Vivian Nuñez, BSW, CPS, grew up in Puerto Rico and moved to Massachusetts 34 years ago. For the past 10 years, she has worked as a Peer Support Training Specialist providing self-empowerment recovery and wellness educational initiatives to members of hard to reach community groups. Vivian had used her lived experience and bi-lingual abilities (Spanish-English) to provide peer support to individuals with diverse recovery challenges to find wellness within their recovery.

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Behavioral Health/Mental Illness
Chronic Alcoholism and Other Substance Related Disorders
All Behavioral Health / Social
All Substance Abuse

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