This is one of the busiest weeks of the year for Christian and Jewish Congregations: Passover and Easter coincide meaning people are getting together to worship and celebrate all over the world! We wanted to take a moment to share a resource from the NIDRR-funded Temple University Collaborative Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Participation and Community Living of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities:
Helping People Connect to the Religious Congregations and Spiritual Groups of Their Choice: The Role of Peer Specialists (PDF)
The Temple Collaborative publication explores the roles that peer specialists can play in helping the people they serve to connect to the mainstream religion congregations and spiritual groups of their choice. Part of a series of documents that explore the roles that peer specialists play promoting community inclusion of service recipients in a variety of life domains, this monograph explores core issues, describes peer specialist experiences from a national series of interviews, and offers six recommendations – all focused on helping interested consumers to connect or reconnect to the faith-based organizations and congregations of their choice.
We’d like to take a moment to wish all of our readers a Good Passover, a Happy Easter, a Happy Nowruz (a little late), and very Happy Spring!