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Youth Peer Support Workforce
Retaining and Growing the Youth Peer Support Workforce
- Date: 02/03/2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
- Introduction: As more agencies see the benefits of the youth peer support specialist role, challenges emerge to mitigate burnout and increase retention.
Learn strategies from experienced youth peer support specialists to grow and retain these skilled staff members.
Maria Hermsen-Kritz is a Research Assistant with Pathways RTC at Portland State University. She has experience providing peer support for transition-aged youth,supervising youth peer support specialists,and managing a youth drop-in center program.
Caitlin Baird is a Project Manager and Trainer with Pathways RTC at Portland State University. Caitlin has experience working directly with transition-aged youth and young adults as a peer support specialist and as a supervisor for peer support specialists in wraparound and other mental health settings.
Presented by the Mental Health Technology Transfer Network. Register here.