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What is peer mentoring?

(1) Peer mentoring is a form of mentorship that takes place between a person who has lived through an experience (peer mentor) and a person who is new to that experience (mentee). Peer mentors use their experience to inform, support, and train mentees to successfully navigate new experiences related to or impacted by their disability.
(2) A peer mentor may provide support and guidance to a waiver participant and the participant's family.
(3) A peer mentor may connect a waiver participant to local community services, programs, and resources and answer participant questions or suggest other sources of support.
(4) Peer mentoring is available in the IFS waiver.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71A.12.030 and 71A.12.120. WSR 20-05-080, § 388-845-1190, filed 2/18/20, effective 3/20/20. Statutory Authority: 2014 c 139, 2014 c 166, 2015 3rd sp.s. c 4, RCW 71A.12.030, and 71A.12.120. WSR 16-17-009, § 388-845-1190, filed 8/4/16, effective 9/4/16.]
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