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Skagit County – WaHCA Peer Continuing Education Series – De-Escalation/Calm in the Storm

January 31 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOP


FOR PEER SUPPORT COUNSELORS









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The De-Escalation/Calm in the Storm 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 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 other as it is for her and it’s the focus of her work.








Lunch will not be provided.









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

Organizer

WaHCA Office of Consumer Partnerships

Venue

Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Convention Center
2300 Market Street, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 US
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