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3rd Annual Peer Learning Community Day: ACT MAPS Training

  • 29 April 2019

On Friday April 12, 2019, the ACT Institute hosted an ACT MAPS training and the third annual face-to-face ACT Peer Specialist training. This training has been almost three years in the making since the ACT Institute began organizing the ACT Peer workforce through a process of interviews, gatherings, and the development of a Peer Scope of Practice. The lack of clarity related to the Peer Specialist role on ACT Teams has created a situation where many peer workers find themselves responsible for traditionally clinical tasks without clear training in peer values and practices. There has been a commitment by the ACT Institute to support peer workers on ACT Teams in a way that has fostered a lot of trust, camaraderie and creative visioning towards the future. This gathering was both an opportunity to share experiences as well as a concrete training of peer developed tools and strategies to help bring the benefits of peer support more fully into the ACT model. It represented the continued desire to strengthen and unify the ACT Peer workforce and build stronger connections to the larger peer workforce community in New York City. Read more

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