Announcing: Peer Facilitator Training for Community Integration
September 18, 2013 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
This is a one-day training designed for individuals interested in facilitating self-help groups for people living with mental illness in locked institutions or Board and Care facilities. This training will help both experienced and novice facilitators identify challenges and learn new skills and approaches to help ignite hope and empower the people we serve. Each trainee will receive a Certificate at the end of the day. Peer Advocate training and/or certification is not required but will be considered in the application process. Space is limited so please submit your application as soon as possible, following the instructions on the application form.
If you have additional questions about the training please click the link to email Georgie Sullivan.
Download an application by clicking one of the links below:
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Training Topics include but aren't limited to:
Self Help Resource Line
We operate the only peer run after- hours 1-800 phone line for residents of Los Angeles County. We can offer support guidance, and training regarding all aspects of startup, maintaining and growing an after-hours resource line.
Harm reduction is a pragmatic approach to dealing with people that struggle with any type of behavior that has both negative and positive consequences. Harm Reduction can be used specifically with people that drink alcohol, use drugs, take or don’t take medications, relationships etc.
Welcoming is a transformational approach that is based on four domains for development in any program that provides services. The four domains specifically focus on the following areas:
- Our interactions with people that visit our program site
- Our interactions with the community of our location
- Our interactions with each other as staff
- How we help the people we serve integrate into the community
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Peer Advocate Training
PRPSN offers an intensive series for individuals interested in working as peer supporters or coaches in the mental health field. Held over a five week period, the series covers mental health support and recovery techniques, medications and side effects, and response to medical emergencies. It includes topics such as the history and roles of peer supporters, advocating for others, group facilitation and success in the workplace.
Advanced Peer Advocate Training
This training offers currently employed peers with an opportunity to learned more advanced skills for workplace application. Held over three days topics include motivational interviewing, client centered approaches, advanced advocacy skills, recovery oriented documentation, decision making, professionalism and additional opportunities to create a learning environment.
Train the Trainers
The purpose of the Train the Trainer training series is designed to provide peers with a comprehensive approach to training and public speaking. Practice sessions occur during the class (for a minimum of 6 practice trainings per participant). The training covers: content, basic speaking and presentation style, training structure, techniques for interactive exercises, trainee engagement skills, facilitation and classroom management skills, storytelling, skills for integrating lessons and techniques for helping participants take the lessons to the next step. This has helped increase the number of trainers who work at client run centers and wellness centers.
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Advance Health Care Directives
The training provides information and resource materials about advance directives, legal documents for expressing choices about treatment when individuals are unable to make decisions. PRPSN explains psychiatric advance directives and helps interested individuals complete documents, using templates prepared by Protection and Advocacy, Inc., a California nonprofit organization that works to protect the rights of people with disabilities.
In this workshop, PRPSN helps individuals develop skills and knowledge to speak out for themselves in areas of daily life. The training covers experiences many people with mental illness face, such as housing rights, treatment issues and going back to work.
Wellness Recovery Action Plan
PRPSN helps individuals learn how to use self-help skills to deal with mental illness symptoms and to incorporate these skills into daily life. In this approach, developed by a national self-help advocate, individuals put together self-care plans that include daily maintenance lists, early warning signs and crisis planning.
PRPSN introduces individuals to Procovery, an approach to help individuals move forward with a focus on a full life and not on illness. Procovery, developed by the Health Action Network, uses support groups and strategies to create and support change, gather support, find a purpose, and stick with Procovery during difficult times.
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Customize Your Training Needs
You can request a standard training based on the areas we have to offer, or you can choose to build your own "menu" of services tailored to your needs.