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Trauma Responsive – Healing Centered Training Application

Trauma Responsive – Healing Centered

Next training: October 28th-30th, 2020

(online, interactive)

Application deadline: October 5th by 5pm | Acceptance notifications: October 12th by 5pm

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis Via Hope is offering the Mental Health Peer Specialist training online. While the content of the training will not change the delivery method will vary. This means that the content will be provided via Zoom technology, polls, chats, whiteboards and short interactive breakout sessions online. Individual computer access is required for this training. Participants cannot login in a group environment. 


Introduction to Trauma Responsive – Healing Centered: An Approach for Peers Working with Trauma is a three-day training, which provides participants with a foundation for understanding what trauma is, how trauma impacts people and communities, what healing looks like, and how peers can use these concepts and their own lived experience to best support people who are navigating trauma and/or exploring healing. Throughout the training, participants will have opportunities to explore and define their own story of trauma and healing through various activities and structured reflection.

This training is appropriate for anyone working or volunteering (or interested in working or volunteering) as a peer supporter. As long as they have shared lived experience with the people they will support, 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.

Registration Fees 

  • The registration fee for this training is $200. Payment must be received two (2) weeks prior to the start of the training.
  • Applications for the training will be accepted in the order received, so apply as soon as possible.
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