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Advocates meet or speak with their assigned participants on a regular basis and communicate regularly with their assigned participants’ case managers. Advocate training workshops are held regularly.
While lived experience is not necessary to becoming an advocate, many of the advocates are prior TPAPN participants.
TPAPN needs nurse Advocate volunteers.
Benefits of Peer Support
Peer support services are based on common life experiences. In TPAPN, peer advocates do not have to have lived experience with substance use or mental health conditions. Rather they are peers by virtue of being registered nurses.
Advocates use peer support methods that are person centered, encourage autonomy, respect diversity, are non-judgmental and inspire hope.
Through regular, supportive, communication, TPAPN social peer support works on four facets:
Documents from past TPAPN Advocate trainings:
Learn more about peer support:
While TPAPN advocates do not need certification, you may be interested in pursing more structured training:
Being an Advocate
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