"Peer Support: Knowledge and Skill Building"

Lead Instructors: Dan Degryse, Dena Ali, Pat Kenny,
Scott Robinson from the Rosecrance Florian Program
Details: 1 full day on Sunday February 24th, 2019! The day BEFORE the lecture series. Lunch will be provided.
Dates/Times: February 24th, 2019  08:00 - 17:00
Location: Sentinel Hotel: 614 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR


Course Description: “Peer support” is a term we are hearing more frequently as an organized approach to helping one another.  In the fire service, peers’ helping peers has always been present in one way or another.  More recently, some in the fire service are enhancing their peer support efforts by developing and providing specific training in order to offer improved assistance to our fellow members in an educated, confident, and skilled manner.   

Historically, through experience, we have learned that individuals in crisis are more receptive to interacting with others of similar background and experiences when discussing their difficulties.  This session is an excellent opportunity to connect with and learn from instructors that bring fire service experience and behavioral health understanding and knowledge.  If you would like to learn more about being a peer supporter, join us for a one day session to expand your knowledge and skill base.

Sessions include:
1)   Goals and Objectives of Peer Support
2)   Crises Intervention
3)   Assessment skills
4)   Coping skills
5)   Treatment considerations
6)   Building and Mobilizing a Peer Support Team