Peer Support Competencies: Guidelines for Effectiveness (Part 2)

The video below discusses the importance of understanding peer support competencies. 

Self-Reflection Questions: 

  • How do you think active listening, empathy, and boundary-setting can enhance the effectiveness of peer support? 
  • How do you think you could improve your active listening skills? 
  • In what ways do you think empathy can be helpful in a peer support relationship? 
  • How do you think setting boundaries can help to ensure the safety of both parties in a peer support relationship?

In summary, these guidelines ensure that the support provided is safe, empowering, and respectful for both the person providing support and the person receiving support. The next page will cover how to apply these competencies. 

Last modified: Sunday, April 2, 2023, 7:48 PM