This curriculum, developed by the Oregon Regional Facilitation Center, is designed to cover ten best practices for peers who work in the child welfare field. These practices include establishing a connection with parents; supporting positive engagement in services; supporting compliance with child welfare; promoting self-efficacy; inspiring hope and serving as reunification role model; person-centered, trauma-informed services that evoke individual needs, objectives, and goals; advocating for patents with child welfare; guiding development of supportive relationships; guiding and teaching system navigation; and regulations, ethical conduct, and peer boundaries.
Funding for this initiative was made possible by grant no. 1H79TI083022 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.