Between 2018 and 2019, Educating for Peer Support Work (EPSW) investigated how peer support work was conceptualized and taught across the George Brown College School of Social and Community Services. The project was led by SSW professor and former peer worker Griffin Epstein and steered by a committee of faculty and students including Amita Agrawal, Sarah Alvo, Deshawna Dookie, Kate Klein and Lo Goldsmith.
This page is divided into three sections:
What is Peer Support? provides background information on peer support work, analyzing its history and outlining its relevance to the GBC community.
Research Findings contains the results from the EPSW project, summarizing data from surveys, focus groups, and key informant interviews.
Tools for Educators consists of educational resources to assist professors in integrating more peer support work content into their classrooms. It includes self-assessment tools, multimedia resources, and suggested classroom activities like case studies and role play exercises.
We hope this website will act as a springboard for further discussion on peer support work both at the George Brown College School of Social and Community Services, and across our various sectors.
Please feel free to direct any questions or comments to Primary Investigator Griffin Epstein at email@example.com