Lived Experience 2.0: Peer and Family Action Summit Handouts
HELD: October 26, 2017
Consumer and family member leaders, peers working in the system,
and allied behavioral health services providers came together to
help define the role that consumer and family members play in the
county’s design and delivery of services, as well as in defining
its vision of recovery and wellness. This event was hosted by the
Peer Recovery Collaborative in conjunction with the Office of
Diversity and Equity and the Office of Consumer & Family Affairs
of San Mateo County.
Summit Goals: To chart the path toward improving the role of
peers, consumers and family members in the delivery of mental
health and substance abuse services over the next 5 years. The
summit provided valuable information to create a plan with goals,
objectives and concrete steps.
The Summit Tracks were:
1. Advocacy ‐ How can consumers and family members inform and
help guide the work of BHRS?
2. Creating Common Ground – What are the differences and the
similarities between the roles of peers and providers? How can
BHRS support peer/provider successful alliances and role
3. Workforce Development – How could BHRS take better advantage
of the values, knowledge, and skills that peers can bring to the