“Keys to Peer Support Supervision” – December 2022 Supervisors of CPS & CPPS Community of Practice

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December 2022 CPS & CPPS Supervisor’s Community of Practice

“Keys to Peer Support Supervision”
with Braunwynn Franklin

December 20th, 2022 from 1:30 – 3:00 pm CT



Braunwynn Franklin

Braunwynn is a survivor of marginalization. Having 5 strikes in a system of social injustices has been the empowerment for her journey. Braunwynn Franklin is a trained Peer Support in 3 States, she was a peer supervisor in the Portland, Oregon area for 6 years and is a trainer in various holistic and peer curriculums. She has advocated nationally in the peer mental health and prison reform communities and is dedicated to making a difference in these communities. Also, she has worked with and trained individuals in various settings as well as in several States in peer support, peer wellness and other health-related peer services. She is a returning citizen from the criminal justice system and still serves on the board of directors for 2 Portland, Oregon Organizations. Braunwynn is the current chair of the board of directors for the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery as well as an advisor on the Michigan Peer Recovery Coalition. Braunwynn has recently started 313 Network Solutions and Voice 2 the Voiceless Podcast because she sees the injustice that has impacted people of color and other diverse communities wants to give people their voices back who have been oppressed in the various system.

Braunwynn has invited us to view previous speaking opportunities she has participated in, we invite you to view the following videos & podcast by clicking the titles below:


Braunwynn has offered to share her expertise & lived experience to facilitate a discussion about the vision & founding principles of peer support, what these principles truly look in practice and how these values tend to look much different today, as our workforce grow & move into greater spaces. In the 70’s, a group of survivors of psychiatric systems wrote pamphlets, established advocacy groups and tried to bring their experiences to the public regarding their severe mistreatment in systems. However, with so much stigma surrounding mental & behavioral health conditions, many communities did not want “ex-patients” in their towns and once again, they were on the outside, looking in.

The peer movement began when those “ex-patients” began to seeking out one another, creating lasting relationships, and supporting each other through their lived experience. Systems were slow to move toward peer support, but those with lived experience quickly adopted the philosophy of peers supporting peers, both in the community & ironically, in professional mental health care settings too. Would the forerunners of the peer support movement recognize peer support today, in our practice today? What was the vision of peer support & the founding principles of peer support when the peer support movement was started?

Braunwynn will help us take a deeper look at our own practices, take an honest evaluation of our peer support practices, and ask ourselves, “am I honoring peer support in my practices and the way I live? Have I moved away from or closer to true peer support in my supervision practices?” Braunwynn will walk with us and help us we lean into to the “Keys of peer support supervision,” focus on the values, boundaries, and ethics and how to navigate peer support in an authentic way. She will help us take a look at holding fidelity to the framework in our own practices, and gain understanding on how to resist becoming compliant to the confining practices that move us out of our framework of liberation. True peer support holds true liberating power on its own, our practice of alternate healing modalities coupled with lived experience, and empathy has provided pathways for countless people to live their dreams and goals without limitations, when so many told them they would never live. We cannot afford to not be true to it in our practice. Join us, as we take a look in the mirror and examine our work. As we lean into greater understanding, before we can change anything, we must begin with taking a look at our own practices first.


Feedback Survey/CEH Information:

We invite you to please fill out the evaluation survey link (click here) if you attended this community of practice gathering or if you watch the recordingThe survey will close at 4:30pm on Tuesday, January 3rd. Certificates of Participation will be sent to those completing the evaluation form by 4:30pm on January 10th, 2023. No evaluation surveys will be accepted for CEH credit after the evaluation survey’s closing date/time.

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