Back to Previous Trainings
Ethics in Peer-Based Services: A Fundamental Exploration of Theory and Practice
Ethics in Peer-Based Services: A Fundamental Exploration of Theory and Practice - PeerActive Training Series for Minority AIDS Initiative
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Eastern
(12 pm Central /11 am Mountain / 10 am Pacific)
All professionals earning credentials are expected to adhere to a code of ethics; peers with lived experience are no exception. Learning about ethics in training and relying on them in the midst of a dilemma is challenging for even the most seasoned professional. As an increasing number of peers with lived experience are being integrated into organizations serving community members living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS, the need for practical knowledge and tangible resources to avoid and/or overcome ethical dilemmas is vital to successful service delivery by and for already-vulnerable people. This webinar will walk participants from the theory embedded in codes of ethics through to useful information in practice of ethical peer-based services.
This event is intended to be interactive, so please be prepared to share your experiences, comments, and questions about working in your respective communities.
- Describe the most common ethical principles for certified peer workers.
- Describe common workplace dilemmas faced by certified peer workers, especially those being integrated into peripheral organizations.
- Explore practical tools for avoiding potential dilemmas and overcoming dilemmas when faced with them at work.
- Identify how peers with lived experience can leverage recovery-based skills to inform ethical practice through healthy boundaries.
- Understand how supervisors and agencies can protect clients, staff, and service delivery with clearly outlined policies and practices.