Peer & Family Support Program Recruitment Tips
Peer recruitment is a top priority for the Peer & Family Support Program (PFSP) so that we can continue to engage and help as many of our community members as possible. In order to arm you with the correct information and language, we have developed peer recruitment tips. Another great source of information for you is our web page, www.christopherreeve.org/peer. We hope that the below tips help guide you to help us increase peer mentoring in your local community. If you have suggestions as to other ways to spread the word about the PFSP, reach out -- we would love to hear them! You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following are some easy ways to promote the importance of peer mentoring to your family, friends, colleagues, and people you know in the community who may be interested in becoming peers.
- Download the PFSP brochure (PDF) and distribute. Hard copies are available as well, please email email@example.com.
As a trained peer mentor or as a community member you are in a position to help the Reeve Foundation raise awareness of the importance of peer mentoring and the PFSP. Together we can achieve our goal of a national peer program that has mentors and peers in every state and reaches thousands of people living with paralysis, their family and caregivers. You can help us to reach people who may need mentoring by identifying organizations that serve the paralysis community. From hospitals, rehab centers, and nonprofits, you have insider knowledge and potential contacts to reach these facilities that can help to integrate the PFSP.
A Reeve Foundation staff member will deliver a brief 20-30 minute presentation, engage the audience and answer any questions. It is a great opportunity to provide more detail about the PFSP with a large group in attendance and for us to learn more about the hosting organization.
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The host organization will be asked to:
This program will target areas where we currently have certified PMs and individual states with a limited number of PMs.
If you know of any hospitals, rehab centers, nonprofits or facilities serving the paralysis community that offer mentoring or you think want to offer mentoring, please let us know. It doesn’t matter if you have a contact person or not, just send us any information you have and we will follow-up. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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