Healing Centered Peer Support : August 18-20, 2021

Training Location: Zoom Meeting

Webcam (preferably not a cell phone/tablet) and audio are required for participation.

This virtual training is being sponsored by HHSC Peer and Recovery Services Programs. Peer Supportes have priority for this training.

Via Hope developed Introduction to Healing-Centered Peer Support: An Approach for Peers Working with Trauma to train people who currently work or are interested in working as a peer supporter in the concepts of trauma, healing, and healing-centered peer support. This training was inspired by an article featured on Medium by Dr. Shawn Ginwright titled, “The Future of Healing: Shifting from Trauma-Informed Care to Healing-Centered Engagement.”

This three-day virtual training provides participants with a foundation for understanding what trauma is, how trauma impacts people and communities, what healing looks like, and how peers can use these concepts and their own lived experience to best support people who are navigating trauma and/or exploring healing. Throughout the training, participants will have opportunities to explore and define their own story of trauma and healing through various activities and structured reflection.

Eligibility Requirements:

 Ideal applicants for this training MUST be anyone working or volunteering as a peer supporter with shared lived experience with the individuals they support. Eligible participants can work in any of the following: adult and children’s mental health, substance use, primary medical care, veteran’s support, family support (including parental mental health), etc. Therefore, you must attest to the following:

• I currently work or volunteer as a peer supporter at my agency.

• I have shared lived experience with the people I support in my role as a peer supporter.

• I work in one of the following fields: adult and children’s mental health, substance use, primary medical care, veteran’s support, family support, etc.

Once your Statement of Attestation has been uploaded to your www.centralizedtraining.com account, it will be reviewed and you will be notified via an email if you are accepted to be a participant in the workshop. The Statement of Attestation is made available to you on your Centralized Training account once you have registered.

This virtual training provides 19.5 hours of Continuing Education Credits for the following licenses: Psychologist, Professional Counselor, Psychological Associate, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapist, Chemical Dependency Counselor, Peer Specialist, Supported Employment Specialist and Certified Family Partner. Upon successful completion of this virtual training, you will earn a certificate of completion and (if applicable) continuing education credit.