This section of the website will describe how you can start and conduct the actual work of your peer initiative.

In the implementation phase, most of the work will be more routine and focuses on supporting the peer workers to perform their tasks.

The section will focus on:

  • Supervision. How to support workers to keep up with their work.
  • Potential barriers and challenges. What kinds of problems may arise, and what should be done about them?
  • External relations. How to deal with other actors in the field.
  • Relations with law enforcement. How to deal with the police.

 

Further reading

The International Harm Reduction Development Program (IHRD) has published an excellent guide to workplace policies, ‘Harm Reduction at Work’.
http://www.soros.org/initiatives/health/focus/ihrd/articles_publications/publications/harmreduction-work-20110314/work-harmreduction-20110314.pdf

The book for instance covers the following topics:

  • Recruitment and hiring
  • Training of new staff
  • Discipline
  • Conflict resolution and boundary maintenance