University of Iowa Peer Support

Director of Training for the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice at the University of Iowa School of Social Work and Program Manager for the Iowa Peer Workforce Collaborative. Extensive expertise in curriculum development, evaluation, survey development, project management, public health, child welfare, and substance abuse research and programs.

The future human services workplace needs to be an inclusive one, respecting the diverse voices and talents employees bring to the workplace. The emergence and growth of the peer workforce in behavioral health, both nationally and internationally, is an important development in recent years, with the potential to transform the human services workplace.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the role of Peer Support Specialist.
  2. Understand the Peer Scope of Work.
  3. Understand the role of ethics in Peer Support work.


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