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Strategies for Supervising HIV Peers

Strategies for Supervising HIV Peers

January 19, 2011
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau

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HIV-positive peers who work to retain PLWHA in care and treatment and who may have experienced life challenges similar to those of their clients have unique needs for supervision and support. Effective peer supervision calls for supervisors to develop a highly supportive supervisory style that borrows from mental health counseling, social work and supervision. This webcast provides strategies for supportive and clinical approaches for supervising peers in the workplace. Panelists discuss case examples addressing issues such as managing peer-client relationships, working with peers as part of a multidisciplinary team and supporting peer development. The Webcast includes speakers from three organizations with extensive experience in supervising peers: Laura Fizek, Justice Resource Institute (JRI), PEER Center, Boston, MA; LaTrischa Miles and Alicia Downes, Kansas City Free Health Clinic, People to People, Kansas City and St. Louis, MO; Janie Riley, Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases (WORLD), Lotus Project, Oakland, CA

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