Peer Support Program
The Foundations We Use
Here’s the seven standards of peer support established in Dr. Cheryl MacNeil and Shery Mead’s 2003 report on the topic.
Peer support promotes critical learning and the renaming of experiences.
The culture of peer support provides a sense of community.
There is great flexibility in the kinds of support provided by peers.
Peer support activities, meetings, and conversations are instructive.
There is mutual responsibility across peer relationships.
Peer support is being clear about and setting limits.
Peer support involves sophisticated levels of safety.
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