- Jul 26 - 27 2022
- All Day
National Event: Supervision of Peer Based Recovery Support Services through Healing Centered Engagement Training
When: Tuesday, July 26th & Wednesday, July 27th, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PST | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MST
Free of charge.
Certificates will be provided upon completion of this virtual training.
This training will help attendees move toward organizational transformation and healing through supportive relationships and supervisory practices. Supervisors have the ability to influence meaningful change that supports organizational wellness. The professional identity of peer staff is rooted in their lived experience and deep connection to personal vulnerabilities. The majority of peers work alongside and are supervised by clinicians and other professionals who may not have the ability to disclose their lived experience, or who do not identify as having lived experience. Often, this can lead to unclear job descriptions, miscommunication, siloing of services, and replication of the harm many peers have experienced in navigating systems of care. Together, participants will work to deconstruct the “us” and “them” dynamic that has deeply othered peers in the workforce by bringing our attention to the ways all staff experience harm. Trainers will focus on solutions that are found in diverse, equitable, inclusive, accessible, culturally responsive, trauma informed, person centered, empowerment focused, strength-based care. These healing centered solutions inevitably lead all staff to feel seen, accepted, understood, valued, and celebrated! These principles create an organizational culture in which all staff can be their whole selves. The training will focus on best practices for peer supervision while acknowledging these practices benefit all staff and the support they provide to the community.
This training is targeted for supervisors, clinicians, providers, administrators, leadership, and all staff who are currently or interested in integrating and supporting peers at their agency. Whether you are currently supervising peers, or preparing to supervise peers, we highly encourage you to participate.
About the trainers:
Christina Love is an Alutiiq/Sugpiaq woman (she/her) from Egegik village who was raised in the rural village of Chitina, Alaska. Christina is a consultant, recovery coach and civil and human rights activist. Christina is part of a collective movement that works to end violence, oppression, shame, and stigma through the liberation of education, community empowerment, healing, and storytelling.
Jess Wojcik (she/her) facilitates Peer Support Specialist Training and continuing education through Path to Prime LLC, an entity that she created in 2017. She believes in peer support as a framework for developing meaningful relationships that are built on mutuality, curiosity, and awareness of power. Through many years navigating her own mental health journey and path to recovery, Jess is honored to support the integration of peer staff and lived experience as a tool for social change and organizational transformation.