October 2nd, 2018: Irvine, California Peer Support Bootcamp

Executive Director, Vanessa Vogel-Falrley, atteneded the Family Support & Empowerment Program. 

FSEP’s Peer Support Specialists facilitated the discussion and share their real-life experiences, not only as leaders in the peer support space but also, and more importantly, as parents of children with neurologic conditions. Attendees discussed research that underscores the value, impact, and health benefits of peer support to families, learned best practices, key elements, and effective techniques to providing peer support that is both helpful and healthy. We met and shared experiences with colleagues who are providing peer support. And finally we explored a common vision and commitment to work together, as providers of peer support, to ensure that families and caregivers have access to someone who will listen and walk with them on their journey.