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Supervising Peers Who Support Clients in HIV Care and Treatment: Part 1

Supervising Peers Who Support Clients in HIV Care and Treatment: Part 1

October 7, 2009
Author:
Peer Center
HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau

Description

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 is the first of a two-part seminar. It is designed as an introduction to approaches for supervising peers. It will describe three distinct areas of supervision which together can help peers to thrive in the workplace. It will include case examples consisting of issues that are common for peers working in the field of supporting clients: boundaries, confidentiality and integrating peers into the health care team. The Webcast includes speakers from four 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
  • Paul Colson and Julie Franks, Peer Advanced Competency Training Project (PACT), Columbia University and Harlem Hospital, New York, NY

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