MPN has been trained by the National Trauma Informed Center in Washington DC as facilitators of Trauma Informed Peer Support. This is an 6 hour interactive training that provides an introduction to and over of the key concepts in SAMHSAs technical assistance document, Engaging Women in Trauma Informed Peer Support: A Guidebook. Although the guidebook was developed to support women, the training itself has been adapted for all trauma survivors. The intended audience is peer support staff, those who receive peer support, anyone who works in a setting where peer support is provided and of course trauma survivors. Studies show that 90% of people with psychiatric diagnosis are trauma survivors.
- Introduction to Peer Support Trauma and its Impact
- Cultural Considerations
- Trauma Informed Peer Support
- Understanding Self Injury
- Personal Narratives and Social Action
- Q & A
This training was developed in part under Statewide Consumer Networking Grant # 1H79SM062965-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Interviews, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.