Webinar – Engaging Peer Mentors to Support Patients and Families in Transition (The Beryl Institute)

March 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Beryl Institute

Engaging Peer Mentors to Support Patients and Families in Transition 

Marie McNaughton CPXP, Family and Youth Engagement Coordinator, Alberta Children’s Hospital
Deborah Thul, Adolescent Transition Coordinator, Alberta Children’s Hospital
Adam Watson, Peer Mentor, Alberta Children’s Hospital

March 12 – 2:00-3:00 PM ET

It helps to talk to someone who’s been there. This webinar will discuss the use of volunteer peer mentors to support patients and families going through youth care transitions at the Alberta Children’s Hospital. It will highlight the framework developed for training and supporting peer mentors to do one to one connections. It will also describe the development of a peer led workshop “Teens Talk Transitions” designed to help prepare youth and their families for the transition from pediatric to adult care.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the value of peer to peer connections to support patients and families as they experience transitions in the healthcare system.
  • Discover the approaches to connect patients and families to mentors who have experience with what they are going through.
  • Identify the benefits and challenges to develop an effective peer mentor program.

PXE Credit: 1