Manuals with Guidance on Starting and Sustaining a Peer Respite
Videos of Peer Respites Houses
We recommend you use this short film to educate yourself and others about the values and best practices of peer respites.
Enjoy an introduction to this crisis respite program, operated in Santa Cruz, CA
Rose House Peer-Run Hospital Diversion Program - Tour and Introduction
Video on Alyssum crisis respite in Vermont.
Webinars and Presentations on Peer Respites
Webinar on evaluating peer-to-peer programs, including peer respites.
Based on the experience of Rose House, the work of PEOPLe, Inc., and the support of Optum Health, a new manual is now available for people interested in starting peer-run hospital diversion services. Steve Miccio, author of this manual, presents the key concepts.
The presenters will discuss their first-hand experience with building connections with the community while opening and running a peer-run respite, including how to: lay the groundwork, educate the community, and establish relationships; address common community misconceptions and avoid the "Not in My Backyard (NIMBY)" phenomenon; and maintain positive connections in the local community while operating a peer-run respite.
The purpose of this webinar was to address specific issues around starting up, maintaining, and sustaining quality peer-run respites. Topics covered included practical tips and suggestions on advocacy, funding, core values and principles, and staffing issues, among others.
Yana Jacobs and Michael Cornwall talk about Peer Respites on Mental Health Matters