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Peer Support Worker Summit

Elevating Peer Support in LA County



6666 Green Valley Circle
Culver City, CA 90230


June 5, 2019
8:30am - 4:00pm




Elevating Peer Support in LA County will bring together a multi-sector audience of peer support workers (PSWs) and their employers, including county departments, to create a common understanding and shared learning about the value of peer support and build a foundation for a more equitable and integrated peer approach. 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Trauma Prevention Initiative (TPI) is organizing this summit in partnership with Peace Over Violence and Lumos Transforms to advance planning for the Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Violence Prevention Learning Academy. The goals of P2P include cross-training PSWs, such as community intervention workers, domestic violence advocates, promotoras, community health workers, and others, in violence prevention and trauma informed practices, and connecting PSWs to provide system navigation within TPI communities. The long term goal of P2P is to build infrastructure and advance systems change in LA County to support and build career pathways for PSWs.


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The Trauma Prevention Initiative (TPI) is supported in part by Measure B (a county parcel tax funding trauma centers, emergency medical services, and bioterrorism response). DPH coordinates with the Department of Health Services (DHS), the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency (EMS), and many other county partners to implement TPI, with support from the Board of Supervisors. Trauma visits include severe injuries that are transported to hospitals with a trauma center designation, where individuals receive specialized care for violence related injuries, including shootings, stabbings, and blunt force.