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Malin, Katja and Nastamo, Lioudmila and Puro, Päivi and Mikkonen, Mika, eds. (2007) Peer training in a multicultural environment: snowball and individual training at the Vinkki health advice centre in Helsinki. Amsterdam: Foundation Regenboog AMOC.

The basis of harm reducing peer support is based on the idea that peer workers can act responsibly and as important information distributors and support mentors, even if they themselves use drugs or work in the sex work industry. Peer workers belong to the target group for whom the support organisation offers services. The strength of peer activity lies in the similar lifestyles of the peer workers and the people they are helping. Peer workers can ultimately change attitudes, habits and beliefs in their own social networks. Peer workers have the unique opportunity of getting involved in those concrete, daily situations in which the target group lives. Peer workers can also reach those people who do not for some reason or another join the service organisation.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
International, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Prevention, Harm reduction
Date
2007
Call No
JG10.4.8, VH4
Pages
39 p.
Publisher
Foundation Regenboog AMOC
Place of Publication
Amsterdam
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 4653 (Available)
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