Wallis E. Adams - The Peer Support Specialist Workforce During Covid-19: Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities
The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation is pleased to present “Making Sense of Employment Research”, a webinar series designed to discuss a recent published research study, in a clear and relevant way, even for those who know little or nothing about research.
The COVID-19 related lockdowns of 2020 dramatically impacted all of us - including Peer Support Specialists (PSS) and the field of Peer Support. This webinar will explore how PSS experienced these changes, including challenges and benefits. Dr. Wallis E. Adams will review major findings from two national surveys of PSS conducted in May and December 2020, and discuss how lessons from this data can inform the future of the Peer Support Workforce.
Dr. Wallis E. Adams is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at CSU East Bay in Hayward, CA, where she teaches courses related to the sociology of mental health, medical sociology, and research methods. Prior to this, she was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Boston University's Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. Her research focuses on recovery-oriented services, peer support, implementation science, stigma, and organizational culture.
This event is supported by funding from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant 90RTEM0004). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this project do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.