National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy
Bringing Trauma-Informed Practices to Peer Support
This workshop offers an overview of the key concepts included in SAMHSA’s recent technical assistance document, Engaging Women in Trauma-Informed Peer Support (the concepts are applicable to all people, not just women). Topics addressed include trauma and its impact and prevalence among people with psychiatric diagnoses; cultural considerations; applying trauma-informed practices to authentic peer support relationships; the challenges of doing peer support within traditional provider organizations; and how trauma survivors can reclaim power through social action.
1) Gain information, tools and resources to increase their understanding of trauma; the principles of trauma-informed peer support; and the impact of both on people who receive mental health and other health and human services;
2) Understand core values and common language for peer support that is non-clinical and culturally congruent;
3) Be able to describe specific skills needed to implement trauma-informed peer support in diverse settings; and
4) Understand the importance of trauma-informed system change on a broader scale
Brief presenter bios:Darby Penney