“If peer approaches to Crisis” are going to be any different than traditional approaches we must look at potentially different outcome possibilities. In the last paper, we talked about the fact that without a clear direction, it’s easy to fall back into “what’s been done to us” (using our “staff” role to control and direct the “client.”). We hope that this discussion paper will continue that dialogue and raise some of the questions about the difference between hope and fear based relationships, look at new potential outcomes, and help us consider the important aspects of creating true alternative approaches to crisis response. In this paper we will provide several typical scenarios that demonstrate the difference between a fear (power and control) response and a hope (defined as mutual growth) based response.”

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