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Peer Recovery Support Services

Peer Recovery Support Services

A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals

This course is intended for any providers working with LGBT individuals (including MH and SUD clinicians, HIV providers, State, Local and County governments employees, primary care providers, public health practitioners, prevention specialists, community based organizations, School teachers and counselors). The curriculum consists of seven training modules, beginning with an introduction to key terms followed by a module on cultural considerations, and concluding with treatment considerations for clinical work. The other four modules address the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Full day training and workshop

Codependency - How to Break the Pattern

Everyone may be codependent on another at some point in their life. This training is for those who seek to understand what is behind over-reliance on others or why they are afraid of getting too close. We will explore the variety of reasons, behaviors and manifestations of codependency through a gentle and non-accusatory lens. Participants will leave with a new understanding of why relationships in their life may be difficult and simple solutions to begin making a change toward healthier relationships. Half day training and workshop

Creating Successful Environments for Individuals with Co-Occurring Conditions

Individuals with co-occurring conditions have additional barriers when seeking help and support. Often these co-occurring conditions are invisible and certain behaviors are hard to understand. If you or your organization serve those with multiple obstacles this training is for you. We will cover our own misperceptions, mistaken beliefs, basic knowledge of Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome and additional information. We will then break down language, approach, physical environment and feedback that will increase success and hope in those we serve. Full day training and workshop

Ethics, Values & Boundaries - The Foundation for Peer Service Work

A comprehensive look into ethical codes of conduct and their role in peer support services and clinical settings. Often ethical codes are muddied when working with human beings struggling with obstacles such as addiction and mental health conditions. This may be particularly true in Peer Support Services. Ethics, boundaries and values are the key elements when engaging in the work. The “Do No Harm” principle must be adhered to. How do we do this and still relate to those we are working with? How do we help others follow ethical codes of conduct? These questions will be addressed in great length in this training. Comprehensive research compiled for this training includes both national and international codes in clinical and peer settings. Participants will study the types of boundaries that exist in human behavior and what drives them. With a self-assessment process, participants will discover their own personal boundaries and how that may affect their work and their life. Through role play and experiential learning, participants will practice the balance of boundaries and compassion and how they each play out in creating healthy relationships with the individuals they serve. Two day training and workshop

Group Facilitation -Running Engaged Groups & Meetings

There is more than meets the eye when running a group. If you are new to facilitation, struggling with participation or encounter sensitive situations, this training can help you. This dynamic, interactive workshop provides participants with the essential skills to create and promote and run any group. The training focuses on 6 primary skills: handling sensitive situations, participant barriers, 10/90 rule, probing techniques, reflective listening, and energizer strategies. Tired of dull groups or lack of participation? This one's for you! Full day training and workshop

How to Use Motivational Interviewing with Confidence

How many times have you heard yourself ask the same motivational interviewing questions over and over? “What does that look like?” or “on a scale from one to five?” Are you ready for the next level? Come learn and practice this beautiful language so it becomes part of you versus and approach. This workshop is a day of education and experiential learning. Be prepared to put the skills to practice. You will leave having more confidence and a better understanding of the effectiveness of this tool. The benefits include deeper and more honest relationships, assisting people with moving through change and more productive results. Half day training and workshop

Negotiating Change - A Harm Reduction Approach

Participants will be introduced to the principles of harm reduction and given the basic skills to help individuals understand the spectrum of positive and negative effects of drugs, process addictions and compulsive behaviors and their impact. Skills and techniques will be practiced through role play, examples and peer feedback including attainable goal progression, treatment readiness, motivational change and maintenance of behavior change. A special section will concentrate on Medicated Assisted Treatment as a pathway to recovery. Half day training and workshop

Peer Supervision Excellence-How to Raise your Internal Bar

Did you wake up one day and become a supervisor or coordinator? Often in small non-profits, employees who do a good job are moved into leadership positions without much training. This training and workshop will give you the framework you need to know to become an effective supervisor. All tools and systems given in the training can be adapted to your organization. Learn about supervisions styles, transitional changes, professional discipline, moving from peer to supervisor, motivation zappers and more. Need a makeover? Feeling burnt out or realizing your current style isn’t working? Come get re-energized with us. Full day training and workshop

Resolving Conflict - Getting to the Root of the Problem

This comprehensive conflict resolution training gives new insight into how conflict can be resolved. We will begin by discovering personal values and their relation to conflict. We will break down barriers that get in our way of seeing our contribution to conflict. The training will include the following information on; the limbic system versus cerebral cortex, effects of trauma and addiction on the brain, difference in communication styles, body language, premature forgiveness, understanding of wounds from the past and how they relate to conflict in the present, handling difficult behaviors, stronger impulse control skills, relational agreements and the five strategies to conflict resolution. Those participating will walk away with clear knowledge and tools and techniques to use with their own conflicts and to assist those they serve. Full day training and workshop

The Impact of Compassion Fatigue in Peer Support Work

Compassion Fatigue is real and prevalent for those working in the human services field or any other role that is focused on caring for others. It is now considered an organizational contagion. It’s insidious quality can corrode the individual’s emotional, mental and physical health. It also can destroy relationships, family and career. If compassion fatigue is not recognized and addressed it can lead into complete burnout. This training is essential for anyone working with vulnerable populations or caring for people. Many people who have chosen to work in this field have experiential expertise in trauma. These people are at a “high risk” for developing compassion fatigue. It can be detrimental to their emotional, physical and mental health. Learn about the risks, symptoms and solutions to keep you healthy and balanced while you help others. Don’t let the “cost of caring” take away the very reason you came into this field. Half day training and workshop

Understanding Unique & Vulnerable Populations and Specific Needs

We all know that everyone is an individual and has different needs. This is also true for unique populations. This training will focus on some of the unique populations struggling with addiction, mental health conditions and other obstacles. We will focus on additional needs that the following communities may require to have successful and sustainable recovery; veterans, LGBTQIA community, our homeless population, men and women post incarceration and youth. We will highlight information, education, research and specific tools and techniques that these communities have reported useful and helpful.. If you want to learn more about how to make your service relationships stronger and more accessible, come to this training. Full day training and workshop