Peer Support in Recovery:
Learning About and Celebrating Peers
March 4, 2011
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Highland Drive Division
A program on “Peer Support in Recovery: Learning About and Celebrating Peers” (MC44) is scheduled to take place Friday, March 4, 2011 at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Highland Drive Division.
This training will provide a broad overview of the role of peers in supporting consumers of health care, mental health care and homeless services. Peers are individuals who have a mental illness and/or have been homeless who are trained to provide recovery services to other individuals who have a mental illness and/or are homeless. Research on peers in health settings will be presented, as well as practical information on working with peers, working with staff, and developing new peer roles in health care settings. The requirements of the VA Uniform Mental Health Services Handbook will be reviewed, along with strategies for optimizing peer contributions.
The session is aimed at VA and community health care professionals interested in learning more about peers, those currently working with peers, and those who hope to add or increase peer support services. Volunteer and employed peers are especially welcome. Continuing education credit will be available.
Details can be found on the website: http://www.wpic.pitt.edu/oerp/conferences
For additional information, please contact Sara Chapman, MS, OTR/L at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-954-5352.
To receive a brochure, please contact Nancy Mundy at email@example.com or call (412) 802-6900.