This systematic review aimed to synthesize the research of peer mentor models for families involved in the child welfare system. Twelve studies were examined. Most interventions targeted birth parents to facilitate reunification and support the family, with outcomes being mainly favorable particularly for engagement in treatment and reunification outcomes. However, few studies employed rigorous research designs, suggesting several avenues for future practice and research such as advancing the rigor of the evidence and collaborating with peers to provide comprehensive services and enhance family outcomes.
- Child welfare system
- family reunification
- peer mentor models
- peer support
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Sociology and Political Science