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I will help you develop a peer support team for your organization. From peer counseling to crisis intervention.
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.
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
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)
Enjoy the benefits of a well-adjusted and productive team
SCHEDULE A CALL
We'll take a few minutes and discuss your situation to determine your best plan of action.
GET THE TRAINING
We'll provide interactive training to give your staff the tools and confidence to support each other.
Having trained, empathetic peers to talk to will keep your team healthy and productive.
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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