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Sunday, 26 March 2017

WM Peer Network

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The Western Mass Peer Network  (WMPN) is made up of people working in peer roles throughout the Western Massachusetts region.  Although the Western Mass RLC provides technical support and facilitation to the Western Mass Peer Network, the Network itself is made up of and led by people connected to a variety of organizations.  WMPN is dedicated to:

 

  • Supporting and offering a sounding board to fellow people working in peer roles throughout Western Mass (and, at times, beyond!)

 

  • Acting as a leading voice and influence in the development and integration of peer roles throughout our region (Click here for a sampling of past projects)

 

  • Supporting Providers to understand and successfully implement meaningful peer roles via consultation and training

 

 

  
Interested in becoming a part of WMPN?
 
WMPN is currently holding meetings on a quarterly basis.  The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 20th, 2014 from 11:30am to 2:30pm @ the Western Mass RLC's Holyoke Center, 187 High Street, Suite 303.
 
Pizza and salad are generally served for lunch. 
 
 
A typical meeting includes:
  • Announcements and introductions
  • Open time for anyone to talk about something they're struggling with in their job (just to be heard or for feedback)
  • Whatever else people in the network want to bring to the table!
 
WMPN also produces a quarterly newsletter.  Read the first issue HERE
Sign up for the newsletter by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
 The Western Mass Peer Network has also developed and supported several projects related to peer-to-peer roles.
 
A Sampling of Past Projects:
 
The WMPN has worked on a number of projects and put together multiple events to support their mission.  These have included:
  • A WMPN luncheon that brought together people working in provider and peer roles, with a fcous toward discussing the myths and misconceptions of the peer role (view the Powerpoint from that luncheon here)
  • A WMPN meet and greet that provided providers an opportunity to meet a variety of people working in peer roles (speed dating style!) and learn about how different organizations are making their way through implementation and integration
  • A 'Declaration of Peer Roles' detailing the framework, values and actions related to peer-to-peer work (download a copy here)
  • A 'Celebration of Peer Roles' event that sought to recognize the great work of many people working in both peer and provider roles (see the program here)
 
Contact the WMPN by e-mail or phone at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or (413) 539-5941 ext. 325

 

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