Get to the Core of It: Best Practices in the Four Core Services, Peer Support - A Proven Volunteer Model (1.5 Hours)

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About the Training

Peer support is a hallmark of the Independent Living Movement and a core service – both in statute and philosophy – of Centers for Independent Living.  We all know what peer support is, but running an organized, effective peer support program with limited funding and staff must be unique to each CIL’s capacity and need. 

The training presenters operate the volunteer-based peer support program at Ability360, the Center for Independent Living in Phoenix, Arizona.  The training offers all of the aspects for a best-practice peer support program, from planning to implementation and expansion with resource materials.

Target Audience

CIL executive directors, program managers, independent living specialists, and other staff members of CILs who are involved in coordinating or providing peer support.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to—

  • Effective peer support program elements that can ensure successful service delivery, including peer recruitment, training, and supervision.
  • The far-reaching benefits of a successful program for the CIL, the mentors and mentees, and the community.
  • How to identify and build high potential volunteers to serve as future mentors.
  • Approaches for educating mentors to increase their ability to support, coach, and guide their mentees

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