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CISM Training and Peer Support Team Development

Imagine having a team equipped to support your colleagues through any crisis from small to life-threatening

I will help you develop a peer support team for your organization. From peer counseling to crisis intervention.


Empathetic Support

Decrease Stress

Increase Productivity

What is a Peer Support Program?

A Peer Support program consists of co-workers who are trained to identify various symptoms, challenges, and aid their fellow co-workers by providing support.

Peer supporters are trained to listen with empathy and understanding. They're also trained to know when to refer to a higher level of care.

Trained Peer Supporters help individuals handle their personal problems through active listening, action plans, and referral if necessary.

Peer Support helps decrease the day-to-day stress of those working in stressful environments.

It can also help lessen the emotional strain of critical incidents, as well as prevent the accumulation of frustration, anger, and helplessness, which could lead to alcohol abuse, substance abuse, depression, domestic violence, and suicide.

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How do I get a Peer Support Program Started?

I recommend introducing the Peer Support program to your department through a half-day training course on Developing a Peer Support Program.

This course will lay the foundation of Peer Support for your department, and would provide assistance with:

  • Understanding the purpose and importance of having a Peer Support program

  • Creating selection criteria to nominate individuals as potential Peer Supporters

  • Suggest personal characteristics of effective Peer Supporters to aid in your selection process

  • Provide you with the responsibilities of Peer Supporter’s based on your departmental needs

  • What training is required?

    The three-day Basic Peer Support Training course will cover the following curriculum:

    • Developing a peer support program

    • Basic peer support skills

    • Grief and bereavement

    • Dealing with critical incident stress

    • Dealing with suicide situations

    • QPR Suicide Intervention Gatekeeper certification

    • Dealing with depression

    • Substance abuse

    • Marriage and family relationships

    • The impact of a co-worker death

    How do I host a course?

    The Stress Care Doc will provide:

    • An interactive multimedia presentation complete with real-world case studies and scenarios

    • Student workbooks, exercises, handouts, and other relevant supplemental materials to be copied

    • A certificate of completion for all participants who successfully complete the class

    • Registration services that include collecting individual class fees

    • A flyer to advertise the class and assist with marketing to outside agencies

    The hosting agency will provide:

    • A commitment to a minimum of 24 paid class participants

    • A projector screen, projector, and access to an audio system, as well as someone on-hand to assist with equipment issues

    • Printed copies of student workbooks, exercises, handouts, and other relevant supplemental materials

    • A training room arranged with the tables and chairs in the shape of a “U”

    • Morning and afternoon beverages and snacks for multiple-day presentations, as well as someone on-hand to replenish these items throughout the day

    • Suggestions for lodging and a list of local restaurants within the area

    • Class advertising to ensure the minimum participant requirement is reached (if the class is open to outside agencies)

    Your Next Steps

    Enjoy the benefits of a well-adjusted and productive team

    Step One


    We'll take a few minutes and discuss your situation to determine your best plan of action.

    Step Two


    We'll provide interactive training to give your staff the tools and confidence to support each other.

    Step Three


    Having trained, empathetic peers to talk to will keep your team healthy and productive.

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    The advantages of hosting?

    • Avoid having to pay travel costs to send students to other locations

    • Keep your personnel close in case of emergency

    • Showcase your agency and your community. Bring revenue to local businesses.

    • For additional information, please contact Dr. Leger at 337-302-6624

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