involves peers in cooperative and caring relationships
According to SAMHSA, this ability represents a premium over the skills of peers.
Ability to connect with and maintain relationships with individuals with behavioral health issues
and their families. Interpersonal skills to understand mental health treatment
Illness and recovery-oriented attitudes belong to this competency package (core competencies).
2015 Peer Worker Competence in Behavioral Health Services).
A growing body of research shows that peer support can help people do just that
Or track recovery in any number of ways. According to Gagne and Samra, this ability is critical
As individuals report increases in social networking and social functioning, self-confidence and self-esteem.
A sense of power and ability to appreciate, affect self-change and participate
Health and Self-Care Habits (n.ds). Additionally, peer workers provide an immediate social and emotional connection
Support, assist and mediate connections between clinical care and local resources
Optimism that a cure is within reach.