Patient Family & Community Engagement | Volunteer Professionals

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

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.

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