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Handling Work During Challenging Times: COVID and Other Issues Impacting Communities of Color - Peer

6/9/2022 - 6/9/2022


During times of COVID and other challenging times, peer recovery support specialists and peer navigators are often the first ones to reach individuals facing numerous health and social issues. Peer workers are on the frontlines, and as such they have a profound influence on individuals and communities across the nation. Specifically, peers reach underserved individuals in communities of color, address stigma, and connect individuals to much-needed health and social services, thus potentially lessening the impact of COVID and other diseases on their respective communities.

The purpose of this webinar is to provide participants with an overview of how to best handle organizational challenges and opportunities during these times, with an emphasis on how to continually retain and motivate peer workers. 

This event is intended to be interactive, so please be prepared to share your experiences, comments, and questions about working in your respective communities. Upon the completion of this event, participants will be able to:

> Better understand the impact of COVID on individuals and communities;
> Better understand how to navigate remote, in-person, and hybrid work environments;
> Describe peer worker roles, responsibilities, challenges, and strengths while working with vulnerable populations during COVID; and
> Better understand the importance of peers in increasing health equity and reducing health disparities in their respective communities.