September 19, 2017
1:30 pm to 3:00 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
CMHA Durham’s Transferable Lived Experience Peer Support Model
About the Session:
“Peer Support occurs when people with lived experience support others during similar circumstances and life events, providing emotional, social and experiential supports.” CMHA Durham’s Transferable Lived Experience Peer Support Model matches the individual(s) and their self-identified needs with lived mental health and transferable lived experience peer supports to complement their personal recovery journey, and to promote mental health, wellness, autonomy, and choice through meaningful and empathetic engagement.
Employed with CMHA Durham since 1998, Kelly King works diligently alongside clients, caregivers and her team to develop comprehensive services and supports that highlight Mental Health and Wellness through Recovery. Key successes includes the Community Wellness focus of services and supports for youth, adults, seniors and the community.
With CMHA Durham since 2006, Pam Pettigrew works in a multi-service Care Team to assist individuals in reaching their goals. Pam supports, facilitates and assist in psychosocial life skills development, wellness and recovery programming. As a Peer Support Specialist, Pam also mentors individuals helping them to move forward through peer supports.
The Parent Advocate with Lived Experience: Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Peer Support Service
About the Session:
This presentation will explore peer support at the Family Navigation Project (FNP). Before implementing the Parent Advocate with Lived Experience (PAL) at FNP, interviews with FNP clients examined their perceptions of this role. A survey one year later evaluated whether the PAL met clients’ expectations and outcomes for PAL clients. We highlight findings around the value of caregiver peer support and the use of multiple methods to inform design and evaluation of peer support services.
Roula Markoulakis, PhD, is the Jeff Capel Research Fellow at the Family Navigation Project.
Samantha Chan, MSc, is a Research Assistant with the Family Navigation Project.
Tracey Addison, BEd, is the Parent Advocate with Lived Experience at the Family Navigation Project.