TA Coalition Webinar: Successfully Employing Peer Specialists: A Framework and Tools

Description:  In this webinar directed particularly at provider management and supervisors, we offered a framework for and specific tools on successfully employing peer specialists:

1) Clarifying the peer specialist role;

2) Recruiting, hiring, and training of peers;

3) Educating and supporting non-peer staff;

4) Using the reasonable accommodation (Americans with Disabilities Act) Employee Assistance Programs to address job difficulties and support good performance;

5) Team building: Cross training and co-learning;

6) Key components/elements of organizational culture and infrastructure


Presenter:  Jonathan Delman, Ph.D., JD, MPH is Senior Associate at the Technical Assistance Collaborative and Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Transitions Research and Training Center