This training, entitled Consumers with Lived Experience: Critical Partners in the Mental Health System of Care, explores the trends, approaches, and opportunities in workforce development involving hiring consumers of mental health services as Peer Specialists or Consumer Supporters. While consumers in recovery can experience difficulty in finding employment, their unique authentic experience makes them a largely untapped asset that providers of mental health services can, and should, take advantage of.
This training is an introductory discussion about common terminology, employment law, and other factors that are critical in setting the stage for a successful consumer representative employment program. It is formatted as a narrated slide show that can be paused, re-viewed or viewed in multiple sittings any time, 24/7. Please check it out here!
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