GROWING THROUGH IS: STRENGTHS-BASED, TRAUMA-INFORMED, PEER CRISIS SUPPORT SKILLS FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION.
CRISIS PEER ALLY training is available for mental health and peer specialist service providers now. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and register for open trainings and custom seminars.
Crisis Peer Ally (CPA) is a hybrid and online Growing Through training experience that integrates self-paced study and experiential skills training via Zoom (2x3 hours per seminar = 12 total skills hours). This 20-hour dual-session seminar approach accommodates work/life schedules and multiple learning styles to maximize knowledge, skills and confidence.
Crisis Peer Ally Training
Compassion-based Support Skills
for the New Community Crisis Workforce
View the international
Core Competencies For Peer Crisis Support Webinar here.
Growing Through (GT) training experiences provide participants with the skills and confidence to be effective “Peer Allies” in a variety of scenarios, including those where issues of violence, self-harm and suicide may be present. Through focused experiential exercises grounded in the Growing Through values and practices, participants learn to identify and reframe unhelpful terminology, develop positive listening skills and be authentically, helpfully present even in the most intense of moments. GT Intensives and module-based trainings are available for professionals, leadership, paraprofessionals, peer specialists, community crisis counselors, college counselors and the general public.
GROWING THROUGH TRAININGS PROVIDE:
◊ Skills and confidence for connecting with others at times of distress and intensity
◊ A growth & dignity perspective on struggle that is respectful of identity and culture
◊ Practice on difficult situations where violence, trauma or suicide risk are a factor
◊ Structured approach to using personal shared/lived experience for support
◊ A safe learning atmosphere keyed to participant experience and needs
Growing Through is compatible and fully complementary with a variety of training modalities including ASIST, Intentional Peer Support, QPR, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Wellness Recovery Action Planning, Motivational Interviewing, Mental Health First Aid Peer Support, and Peer Specialist trainings and more.
CEUs, CMEs available.
GROWING THROUGH TRAINING SEMINARS
CRISIS PEER ALLY (2-day Professional Intensive)
Class Size: Up to 35
Duration: 20 Hours online, 2 Days on-site plus
Crisis Peer Ally is a special intensive for social service and healthcare staff, volunteers, outreach, public safety and mobile crisis workers. Designed to provide confidence in engagement, critical incident management, prevention of violence and suicide in the spirit of growth and compassion, this intensive skills course integrates Growing through 1 and 2 (intensity Ally) to bring a unique focus to skills that make a difference at tough moments. This exclusive professional training is t is available through contract with agencies, and public health authorities.
“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.” ~Abraham Maslow