Chief Medical Officer RI International Raleigh, North Carolina
In many organizations a few peer supporters hold the hope for clients and teams. Integrating teams with enough peer supporters and reducing the stigma of mental illness is critical and providing services using policies steeped in trauma-informed care is vital to the wellbeing of those served. The Peer-powered Scale Organizational Self-assessment helps organizations assess their inclusion of peer supporters, recovery-based principles, tools and systems for measuring outcomes in services. This quick tool that can be completed by individuals or teams guides organizations toward a more recovery-focused trauma-informed environment and documents progress as change occurs.
Define what is meant by peer-powered.
Analyze the three broad focus areas of the Peer-Powered Scale and discuss their importance to effective crisis services.
Discuss how to implement organizational improvements identified through use of the Peer-powered Scale Organizational Self-assessment.