Helping People Connect to the Religious Congregations and Spiritual Groups of Their Choice: The Role of Peer Specialists

The Temple Collaborative has published a monograph exploring the roles that peer specialists can play in helping the people they serve to connect to the mainstream religion congregations and spiritual groups of their choice. Part of a series of documents that explore the roles that peer specialists play promoting community inclusion of service recipients in a variety of life domains, this monograph explores core issues, describes peer specialist experiences from a national series of interviews, and offers six recommendations – all focused on helping interested consumers to connect or reconnect to the faith-based organizations and congregations of their choice.

Population of focus: Peer specialists

Link to resourceHelping People Connect to the Religious Congregations and Spiritual Groups of Their Choice — The Role of Peer Specialists (pdf)

Date: 2015

Organization: Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities