Peer & Family Support: Family Member and Caregiver Peer Mentor Training

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on June 07, 2021 # Events, Peer & Family Support Program

The Peer & Family Support Program is currently seeking family members/caregivers of individuals living with a spinal cord injury (SCI) to become certified peer mentors. Drawing from their personal experience and knowledge, the program’s mentors offer hope, support, and a way forward to people impacted by SCI. Family member/caregiver mentors help parents, spouses, partners, siblings and adult children of loved ones with SCI face their own unique needs and challenges.

The Peer & Family Support Program mentors have at least a year’s experience as a family member or caregiver of someone living with paralysis; possess good interpersonal skills; have a positive outlook and are thriving in life; and are knowledgeable about resources available to the paralysis community. To become a mentor with the program, interested individuals must complete an online application; attend a virtual peer mentor training; agree to a code of conduct; and consent to a background check.

The Peer & Family Support Program will be holding a peer mentor training for family members/caregivers on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM ET. The training will be held virtually so that participants can attend from their homes or offices. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please complete the online peer mentor application.

If you have any questions or would like more information about becoming a mentor, please contact Killeen Marzella at [email protected]

This project was supported, in part, by grant number 90PRRC0002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.