Presentation on theme: "Peer Training Programs"— Presentation transcript:
1 Peer Training Programs Consumer-Providers = Recovery in ActionPresented by:Sharon Kuehn, SPIRIT, Contra Costa CountyService Provider Individualized Recovery Intensive TrainingKatrina Killian, BestNow!, Alameda CountyBuilding Employment Strategies Through Networking On Wellness!Wing H. Tse, Peer Support Internship ProgramSan Francisco County
2 Training of Consumers to Work in the Mental Health Field Consumer-Provider Training ProgramsBackground informationPreparing the existing workforce to include consumer-providersTraining the consumersCreating jobs/finding placements for the consumer-providersProviding ongoing supportSharon
3 Training of Consumers to Work in the Mental Health Field: Overview Mission, Purpose & Goals of Training ProgramsCore Components of Training Programs: Getting StartedCore CurriculumTraining OutcomesQuestions and DiscussionSharon
4 Consumer-Provider Training Programs Mission Statement:Our program recognizes the special experiences and qualities that mental health clients bring in serving their peers. We support the mental health system to demonstrate the reality of recovery through the successful employment of qualified mental health clients.Katrina
5 Consumer-Provider Training Purpose The purpose of the Training is to create a space in which you can empower yourself by developing core skills in attaining and maintaining recovery through self-awareness, self-actualization and peer support.The purpose is also to prepare you to make an important contribution to the mental health system by filling consumer-provider positions in either paid or volunteer capacities in agencies that serve persons with mental health issues.
6 Consumer-Provider Training Goals To become more empowered as a self-actualized person.2. To gain an understanding of the importance of peer support as an integral part of the recovery journey as well as to the overall mental health system of care.3. To gain a working understanding of the County Mental Health Programs and a variety of Mental Health approaches.
7 Consumer-Provider Training Goals 4. To identify, develop, and sustain your personal support system, and to develop and use a personal wellness plan.5. To become more aware of community resources which aid consumers in living successfully in the larger community.6. To assist you with career exploration that will help you develop the skills that will enable you to find meaningful work activity.7. To prepare you to work in the mental health field.
8 Why develop a consumer-provider training program? Benefits of Classroom Training and Internship programs run by experienced Consumer-Providers:The first step in shifting roles from consumer to student to consumer-provider to providerEmpowerment: in-house training programs create a safe place for consumers to develop key tools for self-actualization and mutual support
9 System transformation: the benefits of consumer-providers Modeling wellness/recoverySpeak a common language with the consumers they are providing services toDemonstrate that recovery is real and possibleTheir presence educates other providers about what recovery is aboutCreating a Consumer-Driven SystemServices based on what the consumer wantsConsumers must have a choice about not only what services are provided, but about the way in which they are delivered
11 Core Components of a Consumer-Provider Training: Networking with Local Programs/ Agencies:Advisory CommitteeCurriculum CommitteePartnership with Department of Rehabilitation/ Vocational ServicesSite VisitsCommunity SpeakersInternships ProgramSite Supervisors (staff from various agencies)
12 Core Components of a Consumer-Provider Training: Consumer Leadership/Role ModelsInstruction Team and Teaching Assistants with recovery experience and process skills Graduate panelsCheck-In: Peer Recovery PracticeMutual Support componentWRAP: Self-Care and SupportGroup Facilitation Practice
13 Core Components of a Consumer-Provider Training Recruitment Process:Community OutreachOrientations (Graduate Involvement)ApplicationsPanel interviews (Graduate and Community Involvement)
14 Core Components of a Consumer-Provider Training Core CurriculumStaffing Patterns: Team ApproachInternship Placements (Job Fair)Centralized Training Location
15 Core Curriculum Phase I: Peer Recovery Practice Phase II: Rehabilitation and RecoveryPhase III: Understanding Community ResourcesPhase IV: Leadership TrainingPhase V: Employment PreparationPhase VI: Internship
16 Phase I: Peer Recovery Practice Introduction to Peer Support & Active ListeningThe role of the Peer SupporterAttending skills: EngagementLearning to respondBoundariesUsing of Disclosure to help othersCultural Competency
17 Phase II: Rehabilitation and Recovery Mental Health Approaches:Medical ModelPsycho Social RehabilitationRecovery VisionSelf-HelpUnderstanding Common DiagnosisPsychopharmacologyCo-Occurring Disorders (Dual Diagnosis)
19 Phase III: Understanding Community Resources Overview of the Public Mental Health SystemPatient Rights and AdvocacyUnderstanding Public BenefitsLocal Resources: Student PresentationsCrisis ManagementAddiction & Recovery
20 Phase III: Understanding Community Resources Family SupportFamily InvolvementChildren’s ServicesCommunity InclusionOvercoming Stigma and DiscriminationHousingAdult Education
21 Phase IV: Leadership Training Suggested component:Program Design by CONTACDevelop community organizing and advocacy capacitiese.g. facilitating meetings, public speaking, letter-writing, organizing events, etc.
22 Phase V: Employment Preparation Time and Money ManagementBenefits CounselingEthics and Office CultureVolunteerismConsumer-providers in the mental health system: creating your support systemResume preparationJob Search skills
24 Phase VI: Internship Job Fair Community Outreach Create a variety of placement optionsRequired weekly support seminar10 – 20 hours per week at partnering programPartnering programs provide site supervisionJoint SupervisionMonthly Stipend
25 Consumer-Provider Knowledge Public MH SystemMental Health ApproachesSelf-HelpWellness and RecoveryPsychoSocial RehabilitationEmpowermentMH Resources (local, state)
26 Consumer-Provider Skills Peer SupportEngagement: Active ListeningGroup FacilitationCharting/NotesResume/Interview SkillsObservationCommunicationConflict Resolution
27 Consumer-Provider Practices BoundariesEthics/ConfidentialityDependabilityEngagedMutual SupportSelf-CareAttitude of Respect