The professionalization of peer support in the USA:
A cautionary tale.
International Network Towards Alternatives and Rights-Based Supports (INTAR)
Registration link: https://dcu-ie.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsd-uqpj0sGtJoexR9YcZoc-U7fcNvl9_e
Facilitators: Sabine Dick & Liam MacGabhann, INTAR
Dialogue presentations (12-15 minutes each)
How it all began – the origins of the peer specialist movement in the USA (Celia Brown)
Reflections on the dangerous stage of peer support evolution in the USA (Chacku Mathai)
Mutuality or more of the same? – the challenges, conflicts and opportunities arising from the growth of peer support training and employment across the globe (Chris Hansen)
Opportunities and indignities in the employment of trained peer workers (Lynnae Brown)
Professionalization of peer support and micro aggressions: a push for lived-experience leadership (Chyrell Bellamy)
Discussant: Peter Beresford
Open discussion and input from participants
This event is in memory of Darby Penney.