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Growth in a 'new world': Case studies of peer leader experiences in the STEPS program for people with acquired brain injury

Kennedy, Areti, Turner, Benjamin, Kendall, Melissa,

Academic Literature

2011

The Skills To Enable People and Communities (STEPS) Program is a support program for individuals with acquired bran injury (ACI). This article seeks to explore the experiences of peer leaders within the program. The results indicate several growth outcomes experienced by peer leaders in the program. Examples include 'expansion of social roles and skills', 'appreciation of life', 'interpersonal relationships and communication', 'confidence, personal strength and accomplishment' and 'growth in self as a person'. The results suggest that therapeutic intervention such as the STEPS Program can promote post-traumatic growth.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Brain Impairment

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Community and civic participation

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