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Peer Support and Research: A Narrative Approach

Shery Mead, M.S.W., independent consultant and trainer, and Cheryl MacNeil, Ph.D., evaluation consultant

Peer support programs in mental health have been evolving for the last 40 years but do we really understand what it is that they do? Before we measure effectiveness or create Evidence-based Practices, we must take a deeply critical look at what peer support is, what it all means, and then think about how we'll know if we're doing it well.