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When mental health problems increase, people with serious mental illness may lose relationships with family members and friends. Peers act as non-clinical support and navigators who facilitate interactions within family systems or help adults reconnect with their natural supports. This TA Coaltion webinar explores the use of peers to support family engagement and re-engagement.
Panelists describe the use of peers to prevent losing family supports and facilitation of family reunification following disconnection. Project Return Peer Support Network shares about programs focused on adults with serious mental illness and within Latino communities. Georgia Parent Support Network discusses supports for adolescents with serious emotional disturbances. Both programs address strategies, challenges and lessons learned from their programs about how to facilitate and support continued family engagement and re-engagement.