D8 - Peer Support: A Vital Part of Crisis Services
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Location: 403 A, Level 2, LACC
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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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Chief Medical Officer RI International Raleigh, North Carolina
Many clinicians and peer support specialists believe peer providers don't belong in crisis services. We’ll demonstrate what is needed for peer supporters to work within facility-based crisis services, crisis mobile teams, crisis lines and warm lines. This is a model for building an effective facility-based crisis service team, developed through on-the-ground observation and hands-on work with peer supporters in high utilization, no wrong door, mental health and substance use emergency services. Learn more about the value and skills peer specialists bring to crisis environments, the individuals served and other team members.
Name and implement two models that support and improve teamwork in emergency centers for mental health care.
Analyze risks and value, as well as specific uses for peer support workers on integrated crisis teams working in emergency centers for mental health care.
Identify three misconceptions commonly seen regarding peer supporters working on integrated team in no wrong door emergency centers (crisis centers) for mental health care.