The following opportunity has been shared on behalf of a member or affiliate of the Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network.
Peers play a valuable role in addressing mental illness and substance use disorder in our community. Peers have lived personal experience with mental health issues and drug and alcohol use, so they are able to connect with people in a deep and unique way – different from a counselor or psychiatrist. Peers, some certified as Peer Support Specialists and Family Partners, are integrated into our system of care. They lead support groups, serve on treatment teams in clinics, support families, and mentor people in the community. Peers are vital to supporting recovery, reducing stigma and, most importantly, providing hope and inspiration.
- The role of peers
- Their personal stories
- How peers improve outcomes
Deborah Rosales-Elkins, Integral Care’s Mood Treatment Center Peer Support Specialist, will moderate the panel.
WEDNESDAY MAY 20, 2020
1:00 – 1:45 PM PANEL DISCUSSION
1:45-2:00 PM Q&A
*Registration details for the webinar will be sent in advance of the forum.