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Best Practices in Implementing Culturally Responsive and Inclusive Peer Recovery Support Services in Latinx Communities

Peer recovery support services (PRSS) are increasingly offered across diverse community, criminal justice, and health care settings to address opioid, stimulant, and other substance use disorders. The power of PRSS comes from the lived experience of peer providers and the unique roles they play in promoting hope and pragmatic steps for change. Positive outcomes in peer programming result from the understanding and utilization of evidence-supported best practices. This session will explore how to implement culturally responsive and inclusive PRSS, particularly within Latinx communities.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify best practices for implementing culturally responsive and inclusive PRSS in Latinx communities including:
    • Obtaining community buy-in.
    • Reducing stigma.
    • Recognizing the cultural importance of recovery.
    • Incorporating culturally and linguistically responsive programmatic resources.
  • Conceptualize challenges around the implementation of culturally inclusive PRSS.
  • Discuss considerations for creating accessible PRSS for diverse populations.
  • Identify resources and curricula available for establishing culturally responsive PRSS.


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