1. 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...
  2. Family Partners of Hudson County: Family-Driven Care

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Family Partners of Hudson County Description: Family Partners of Hudson County serve the families and youth in Hudson County. They partner with a care management organization and serve families and youth with intensive, moderate and supportive needs in their homes, schools and communities. The organization employs families...
  3. Memphis Circle of Love and Care

    NNEDLearn 2013 Participant: Just Care Family Network Description: The Memphis Circle of Love and Care was established by four female caregivers (parents and grandparents) of youth enrolled in the Just Care Family Network System of Care Project. They came together out of a desire to support each other, develop positive...
  4. Engaging Clients Through Specialized Staff and Integration

    Objective: To engage clients in mental health services by reducing stigma and making services accessible through the use of peer specialists, on-site consultants or wellness center counselors Description: Peer Specialist Certificate Program: One of the most successful outreach and engagement programs for Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. (RAMS) is the Peer...
  5. Building Youth Resiliency through Peer Assistance and Leadership

    Background: PAL began in 1980, combining peer assistance and peer leadership strategies originally developed in the late 1970s. Over the past 15 years, these basic prevention strategies have been expanded, evolving the peer helping program from an informal, extracurricular activity in a single school district to a formally structured, curriculum-based program...
  6. Service Outreach and Recovery

    Objective: Reduce drug and alcohol use and increase participation in formal substance abuse treatment programs and 12-step self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. Description: Service Outreach and Recovery (SOAR), a multicomponent program for indigent and residentially unstable clients, targets individuals at soup kitchens who acknowledge current or...
  7. Atlantic Cape Family Support Organization: Hospital Companion Program

    Objective: Provide peer support for parents while they are in psychiatric screening with their child. Description: Taking your child to the hospital due to a psychiatric emergency can be very confusing and scary. The process is long, there are many people asking questions and terminology can be difficult to understand. Families...
  8. Utilizing Peers to Assist Families with Children Experiencing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Challenges

    Objective: To assist families with children experiencing mental, emotional, and behavioral challenges by providing support, connection to resources, education, advocacy, and assistance with navigating systems Description: The Mental Health Association of Rochester’s Community Care program utilizes Family Resource Mentors (FRMs) to assist families with adolescent or transition-aged children who are...