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    peer support

  1. Building Healthy Habits in 2022 Toolkit

    Since the pandemic started, experts have warned of a mental health crisis facing American children. That is now playing out at schools in the form of increased childhood depression, anxiety, panic attacks, eating disorders, fights, and thoughts of suicide at alarming levels, according to interviews with teachers, administrators, education officials,...
  2. The Ambassador Toolkit: Take Action Against Teen Dating Violence

    FUTURES’ award-winning, national public education initiative, That’s Not Cool, has released a new resource: the Ambassador Toolkit. That’s Not Cool is an award-winning national public education campaign managed by FUTURES to engage young people online around healthy relationships and the prevention of digital abuse. The program’s interactive website, tools, and...
  3. keepin’ it REAL

    keepin’ it REAL (kiR) is a scientifically proven, effective substance use prevention and social and emotional competency enhancing program designed to focus on the competencies linked to preventing substance use and abuse. Featured as a cost-effective and powerful program by the U.S. Surgeon General in 2016, this program is based...
  4. The Provider’s Handbook on Developing & Implementing Peer Roles

    Part of what makes implementing ‘peer’ roles so very challenging is that they aren’t very well understood by the providers who are trying to implement them, or even by the people who are applying to work in those newly created roles. All too often, positions that are getting called ‘peer’...
  5. Implementing the Peer Support Specialist Role: Peer Support in a Youth-led Drop-in Center

    This information brief gives an overview of Youth MOVE Oregon, an innovator in peer-led services for youth. The role and development of Peer Support Providers is discussed in some detail along with organizational challenges that need to be addressed. Population of focus: Youth Link to resource: Implementing the Peer Support Specialist...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...