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New webinar series to shed light on family peer support systems

Publication Date: Jul 01, 2020

 

Editors' Note: This story ran in our July newsletter, published July 1.

 

Families of persons with serious mental illness play an important role in the lives of their loved ones. In addition to being caring siblings, parents or spouses, they often function as caregivers and can be an asset to any mental health team to assure optimal benefit of treatment.

 

A new workforce is emerging to support these families. Family Peer Support workers are persons with a lived experience trained to provide support to other family members who are caring for a person with a serious mental illness.

 

In our upcoming webinar Family Peer Support: An Emerging Workforce, we will introduce family peer support as a profession, explore its roles and functions, and highlight specific training needs.

 

Register now for the webinar airing 12-1 p.m. Thursday, August 20.

 

The recording of the webinar as well as additional resources will be posted on the web page.