Get to the Core of It - Peer Support: Best Practices in the CIL Core Services (1.5 Hrs)

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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 effective peer support program with limited funding and staff has to be tailored to each CIL’s capacity and need. If you and your staff would like to learn more about implementing a proven model for peer support, you will find this training beneficial. 

Our presenters operate individual, group, and online peer support programs at Independent Living Choices, the Center for Independent Living in Sioux Falls, SD. This training will address  innovative peer support programs, from planning to implementation and expansion so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel!  

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

What You Will Learn

  • Describe the types of mentoring, the service start-up and delivery structure, and the background and philosophy of Independent Living Choice’s (ILC) Peer Support Program.
  • Identify key peer support program elements that include peer recruitment, training, youth transition, volunteer retention and recognition, and supervision.
  • Describe innovative social media strategies and technologies that encourage enhanced and expanded interaction within peer support groups.
  • Describe examples of ILC’s interactions with Tribal Nations that develop volunteers and promote cultural competence in peer support.

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