LIVE VIRTUAL Peer Support
Equipping the Natural Helper
Apr 05, 2022 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Central Time)
Trainer: John Koop Harder
Price: $229.00 CAD (*early rate) $259.00 CAD (regular rate) + tax
*early rate expires March 15, 2022
This is a live virtual event using Zoom, an online meeting platform. Please check system requirements prior to registering.
Offered through Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute
When challenges in life occur, people naturally reach out for support from those closest to them – coworkers, friends, and family. Their initial response can go a long way in terms of normalizing the challenge, planning the next steps, and exploring additional resources. Progressive workplaces and communities recognize the importance of being prepared for challenges, and are proactive in better equipping natural helpers with the skills they need to be a supportive resource to others. This workshop explores the support process, key qualities of the peer helper, and issues that may arise when assisting others. This is an interactive and experiential training where participants will work through activities designed to enhance their communication, develop helping skills, and learn practical strategies for supporting others.
About This Workshop
Some of the Topics Included
- Qualities of the Peer Helper
- Common Missteps in Helping
- Essential Communication Skills
- Exploring Strengths and Resources
- Supporting Mental Health
- Dealing with Risks
- Looking After Ourselves – Dealing with the “Downsides” of Helping
This introductory level workshop is appropriate for people in a wide variety of settings.
Method of Delivery
Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.
At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:
- Define peer support
- Summarize benefits and challenges to a peer support role
- List counselling skills that are part of a peer support process
- Describe steps for a peer to guide a conversation
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Registrations cancelled seven or more days prior to the workshop/live stream are refundable, minus a $50.00 administrative fee. Alternatively, you may receive a credit to attend a future training. Cancellations less than seven days prior to the workshop are non-refundable. If at any time you are unable to take part in the event, you are welcome to transfer your registration to another individual at no extra cost. In this case, please notify achievecentre of the name of the alternate person.
We reserve the right to cancel an event due to unforeseen circumstances or under-enrolment. Liability is limited to a refund of workshop/live-stream fees only.
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Login details approximately 3-4 days prior to the event date, as well as a PDF e-manual, and a PDF workshop certificate.
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