Creating Safe Spaces for Peer Support Providers and Incorporating Anti-racist Practices in Peer Support Delivery


This learning series asks: How can we create spaces where all peer professionals feel safe? How do we support BIPOC peers and implement anti-racist practices within peer support?  


In this kickoff series, join us in collaboration with peer support specialists who will speak to creating safe spaces for peer support providers within agencies. This affinity group series will open up opportunities to discuss ongoing support, career paths, antiracist practices, and how our Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) peers can navigate the field. It will also offer a space to learn from other peer specialists.


Learning Goals

  1. Create specific avenues for peers who identify as BIPOC
  2. Implement ant-racist strategies within peer support delivery
  3. Identify career paths for peer specialists



Peer support agencies and peer specialists who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color who work in mental health and cross-systems. We also welcome allies and other roles to help support the BIPOC peer workforce. 


Peer Support Series Sequence

From 10:00 - 11:15am PT, last Wednesday of the Month; please note that due to the holidays in December, the first session will be held on the second week of December.


  • December 7th, 2022  Kickoff Session

    > Register now for the kickoff session


  • February 22nd, 2023 – Setting the Stage for Creating Safe Spaces

    > Register now for session 2


  • April 19th, 2023 – Anti-racist Practices in Peer Support

    > Register now for session 3


  • June 28th, 2023 – Career Paths for Peer Support Specialists

    > Register now for session 4


  • August 30th, 2023 – Connection Building & Next Steps

    > Register now for session 5

Time(s): 10:00-11:15 am PT / 1:00-2:15 pm ET




Evelyn C

Evelyn Clark, CPC

Evelyn Clark is a Mexican-Native American woman passionate about racial equity, leadership development, and peer support. She has nearly 15 years of experience serving young people and their families who were system involved. Evelyn is a change consultant and racial equity trainer at Change Matrix, a women-owned, minority-owned virtual company serving systems all over the nation and territories. She splits her time between the National Training and technical assistance center for children, youth, and family mental health (NTTAC) and the Mental health technology transfer center (MHTTC). Evelyn is a Certified Peer Counselor and has dedicated her career to empowering young people and their families to get involved in system reform. She is a proud recipient of the 2019 Peer Alternatives youth and young adult leadership award. Her mission is to end racial and ethnic disparities within systems of care and to promote leadership opportunities for the BIPOC workforce.



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