A peer support program helps decrease day-to-day stress and can countercheck the emotional strain of critical incidents and prevent the accumulation of emotions that can lead to alcohol abuse, depression, domestic violence, and suicide, often working in tandem with the services provided by chaplains and mental health professionals. Attend this group to discuss how to implement a program and the many benefits a peer support program can bring.
- Explain the purpose and benefits of a peer support program for one's public safety agency
- Describe best practices for designing and implementing a peer support program
- Discuss how to organize a program for long-term success
Carl Mascarella MA, , The Counseling Team