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February 2020

Pierce County – WaHCA Peer Continuing Education Series – De-Escalation Skills for Certified Peer Counselors

February 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 9401 Farwest Dr SW Cascade Building Room 528, Lakewood, WA 98498
Lakewood, WA 98498 US
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CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR PEER SUPPORT COUNSELORS TOPIC: The De-Escalation for CPC's curriculum is founded upon the fundamental concepts of respect, support, prevention, and the mutual relationship.  Peers will be provided with an array of effective non-violent skills that are designed to promote person-centered and recovery-based approaches. Peers will leave the workshop with skills and strategies for supporting someone whose behavior may escalate, while preserving the helping alliance. ABOUT THE TRAINER: Sharon Holmes has over 20 years of formal work experience…

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March 2020

REINTEGRATING RECOVERY * 5 Steps to Building an Elite Peer Support Program

March 2 @ 9:00 am - March 6 @ 10:30 am

Learn how to increase staff confidence and retention while reducing burnout in your Peer Support Program. Are you having trouble maintaining and supervising your current peer support staff? Maybe you are planning to implement peer support in your agency, but aren't quite sure where to start. This workshop - 5 Steps to Building an Elite Peer Support Program is for you. We will spend 5 days breaking down the essential basics for building your elite peer support workforce. Topics covered…

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Clark County – WaHCA Peer Continuing Education Series – Intro to WRAP for Peer Support Counselors (2-days)

March 11 @ 9:00 am - March 12 @ 4:30 pm
Xchange Church & Recovery Center, 21810 NE 37th Ave, Ridgefield, WA 98642
Ridgefield, WA 98642 US
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CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR PEER SUPPORT COUNSELORS TOPIC:  Intro to WRAP for Peer Counselors (2-days)  WRAP® workshops are designed to be highly interactive. Facilitators encourage participation at whatever level feels comfortable. WRAP® is a living document that is unique to everyone. WRAP® facilitators skillfully share this simple and profound educational model so that participants can incorporate WRAP® into their lives. Through engagement in a Intro to WRAP® workshop, participants will have a good understanding of the Key Concepts of Wellness and…

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King County – WaHCA Peer CE Series – Peers in Crisis & Suicide Prevention

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR PEER SUPPORT COUNSELORS TOPIC: Peers in Crisis & Suicide Prevention is a 2 part workshop that builds on itself.  Participants will leave the morning session with an ability to recognize if the peer they are working with is in crisis, what to do about it and how to support the peer and still stay grounded themselves.  The afternoon session will be based on the morning session and will provide additional tools for identifying a person at…

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April 2020

Clark County – WaHCA Peer Continuing Education Series – Documentation

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Topic: Certified Peer Counselors must document their work, but that documentation must be done in a way that is consistent with their unique role. This workshop helps peer support workers understand requirements of Medicaid and the Washington Administrative Codes, focusing on the type of documentations most often required by CPCs. Expect a simple but thorough method, with lots of practice. About the Trainer: Ann Rider, MSW, CPRP, CPC Inspired by her own recovery from trauma, addiction, and mental health challenges,…

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Pierce County – WaHCA Peer CE Series – Peers in Crisis & Suicide Prevention

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR PEER SUPPORT COUNSELORS TOPIC: Peers in Crisis & Suicide Prevention is a 2 part workshop that builds on itself.  Participants will leave the morning session with an ability to recognize if the peer they are working with is in crisis, what to do about it and how to support the peer and still stay grounded themselves.  The afternoon session will be based on the morning session and will provide additional tools for identifying a person at…

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Spokane County – WaHCA Peer Continuing Education Series – Co-Occurring Disorders

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR PEER SUPPORT COUNSELORS TOPIC: Co-occurring Disorders Training for Peer Support Counselors is interactive and provides useful tools for Peer Support Counselors working with people who experience co-occurring disorders – the coexistence of both a mental health and a substance use disorder. It will further define co-occurring disorders, introduce study results, the Stages of Change, relapse prevention, and cover the SAMHSA perspective. In a classroom setting, peer counselors will learn how to positively work with people who…

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Yakima County – WaHCA Peer Continuing Education Series – Documentation

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Topic: Certified Peer Counselors must document their work, but that documentation must be done in a way that is consistent with their unique role. This workshop helps peer support workers understand requirements of Medicaid and the Washington Administrative Codes, focusing on the type of documentations most often required by CPCs. Expect a simple but thorough method, with lots of practice. About the Trainer: Ann Rider, MSW, CPRP, CPC Inspired by her own recovery from trauma, addiction, and mental health challenges,…

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May 2020

Clark County – WaHCA Peer Continuing Education Series – WRAP Level 2 (5-Day)

May 4 @ 9:00 am - May 8 @ 4:30 pm
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Spend five days learning to become a WRAP Facilitator.** This course is designed to help you become a powerful change agent as a WRAP Facilitator. You will gain a deeper understanding of the recovery process and learn to:• work with people who have mental health challenges to discover the strengths they have and can use to enhance their recovery;• effectively share the underlying concepts necessary to recovery - hope, personal responsibility, education, self-advocacy, and support;• work with individuals and groups…

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Kitsap County – WaHCA Peer Continuing Education Series – Trauma Informed Peer Support

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOP FOR PEER SUPPORT COUNSELORS TOPIC: The Trauma-Informed Peer Support Workshop explores the elements of safety, transparency, reciprocal and collaborative relationships, cultural considerations and personal exploration to find the meaning each of us attach to our experiences of trauma and loss. It explains how the peer relationship is key to recovery from trauma and challenges in each of us to discover our own Next Steps. The training is interactive, engaging and a critical tool for peer support specialists.…

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