One-to-family, or family-to-family support

In some cultures where family values and relationship is extremely important (e.g., Chinese), peer support may need to be provided to the family of a participant in order to facilitate behavioral change.

When serving certain populations, peer support for the whole family or their caregivers such as kids with asthma, children with Type 1 diabetes and adults with Alzheimer’s is crucial. The support for families (including caregivers) can be through a peer supporter’s home visits or family-to-family support.