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Online Event – WaHCA Peer Continuing Education Series – Culture & Diversity

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm





As peer counselors, we can be strong advocates for culturally-specific recovery. In this workshop, we will explore some ways to:

1) draw upon cultural strengths

2) increase cross-cultural understanding and

3) move towards healing justice in order to improve outcomes with

participants, coworkers, and supervisors.

This is a no-pressure interactive workshop that encourages transforming mistakes into opportunities for connection. We will play games, share stories, and get smarter together. Bring your questions, your lived experience, and your whole self into the room!

This workshop is only open for peers working in Washington state. 




Sharon Holmes

Education from SIUC, IL, a graduate certificate in Human Resources from Chapman University now Brandman University in Orange, CA, and an Associate of Art and Science Degree from Pierce College, Lakewood, WA. Sharon worked as a WA State Certified Peer Counselor and has managed a team to facilitate change and empower women. She is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (CDPT). During her tenure a Recovery Educator; Sharon provided direct care management and instruction to clients with mental health and substance use challenges and/or co-occurring disorders. Sharon is owner of Ms. SharCo LLC and Inspiring Here & Now LLC which offers workforce educational trainings; and she is also an Independent Contractor, currently working as Training Coordinator for Hoping the Hope; coordinating WRAP and Continuing Educational trainings sponsored by the State of WA.  She is, facilitating Co-occurring Disorders trainings, a Certified Therapeutic Options Trainer, teaching de-escalation skills to Certified Peer Counselors, and WRAP as an Advance Level WRAP Facilitator. Sharon is passionate about educating others; she sees the power of education as a tool to work for others as it is for her and it’s the focus of her work.



Seating is limited, pre-registration is required. Priority will be given to employed certified peer counselors.

Please send questions to Marisa at Marisa@HoldingTheHope.com.



Brought to you by:

Washington State Health Care Authority & Holding the Hope



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