This video found posted on YouTube by Recoverytidbits is a nice intro to peer specialists.
This article found on NewsWorks, dated April 18, 2012, talks about a very small beauty shop that works to help folks with mental illnesses, or intellectual disabilities to improve how they look and even how they feel about how they look. the shop is owned by someone who is a peer specialist who also has training in hair and hygiene.
This article appearing in the Centre Daily Times on December 17, 2011, talks about the role of Peer Support Specialists also sometimes called Peer Specialists. I feel it gives a good overview of what a Peer Specialist does and how their role benefits others they come in contact with.
- Peer-Run Respite Webinar Series (free: register now) (beyondmeds.com)
- Patients Can Be Helpful Peer Counselors (psychcentral.com)
- A story about Peer Specialists (skwillms.wordpress.com)