January 5, 2022
January 7, 2022
Only those with Centralized Training accounts can register for this training.
Via Hope developed Group Facilitation: A Peer-Based Approach to train people who currently facilitate peer-led groups or those who would like to facilitate peer-led groups. This training uses healing-centered group facilitation techniques and aims to help people build and refine their skills as a facilitator through reflection, practice, and relationship-building.
Although Via Hope has many programs that focus on the mental health peer workforce, Group Facilitation: A Peer-Based Approach is appropriate for anyone doing (or interested in) leading peer support groups where they have shared lived experience with the participants in the group. As long as they have shared lived experience, eligible participants can work in a variety of fields: adult and children’s mental health, substance use, primary medical care, veteran’s support, family support (including parental mental health), etc.
A person is eligible to attend the Group Facilitation: A Peer-Based Approach training if they:
- Currently facilitate peer-led nonclinical groups or plan to begin facilitating peer-led nonclinical groups after the training; and
- Openly identify as having shared lived experience with the group members (i.e. they are facilitating groups in the capacity of a “peer”).
This three-day virtual day training provides participants with information and opportunity to practice around the core components of effective group facilitation: preparation, facilitation, and debriefing/feedback. Throughout the training, many of the activities used to build concrete knowledge and skills are also tools that facilitators can use in their own groups.
July 19-21, 2021
9:00 am – 3:00 pm CST
Maisha Barrett and Christina Carney
Zoom meeting details will be emailed directly to participants after registration
: 12 hours