Psychosocial and Health-Related Behavioral Outcomes of a Work Readiness HIV Peer Worker Training Program
About this Session
Peer workers are individuals who have lived experiences (e.g., mental illness, HIV, substance use) and who work in the healthcare or social service industries. This presentation will discuss peer worker training as a vocational intervention strategy and examine a study on the psychosocial impacts of a peer worker training program among HIV peer workers in New York City.
- Gain an understanding of the approach of peer worker training as a vocational intervention strategy.
- Identify the psychosocial and health-related outcomes of participating in an HIV peer worker training program.
- Discuss the implications of peer worker training in the field of rehabilitation counseling.