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

February 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm



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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.


Sharon Holmes has over 20 years of formal work experience and education. She holds a Master Degree in 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 as 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 training, a Certified Therapeutic Options Trainer, teaching de-escalation skills to Certified Peer Counselors, 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 is the focus of her work.

Lunch will not be provided.

Registered peers will be responsible for their own travel and lodging accommodations. 

Seating is limited, pre-registration is required. Priority will be given to employed certified peer counselors.   Please send questions to Sharon Holmes at Sharon@HoldingtheHope.com.

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Washington State Health Care Authority & Holding the Hope


WaHCA Office of Consumer Partnerships


Pierce College Fort Steilacoom
9401 Farwest Dr SW Cascade Building Room 528, Lakewood, WA 98498
Lakewood, WA 98498 US
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