I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

Mary wants you to know that you don’t have to do your recovery alone. We need people. Tune in to hear this uplifting message of hope. Recovery lives in your heart, relationships, in growth, in community, and connections with others. There are so many people that care about you. Mary discusses the power that happens when people come together on their recovery journey. Find someone to connect with in some small way!

Facebook Live, August 10, 2018

Safety Is Overrated

Mary wants to talk to you about personal risk. Taking a risk is uncomfortable and can make you feel vulnerable at times, however without any risk it is hard to grow and recover.  In recovery, your community of support should be trauma informed to foster safety and trust while also promoting empowerment and collaboration. In other words, the people that love you are there for you with hope, with care, and with acceptance.

Facebook Live, July 27, 2018

Hope at Any Age

This is a very special Friday Morning Live because Mary is out-of-town in Ohio getting to discuss Hope with her own father. Hear them discuss how Hope, faith and peer support can help with so much in life. Learn more, connect more, hope more.

Facebook Live, March 25, 2018

Lewis County
DBHR Peer Continuing Education Series
Trauma-Informed Peer Support

Continuing Education Series – Trauma Informed Peer Support

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. It Is based on real peers own lived experience of trauma and recovery.

About the Speaker

Nancy Dow’s work with trauma survivors spans 30 years where she came to understand that services and programs for people with lived experience of mental illness and/or substance abuse, must be trauma informed. She was trained by Leah Harris of the National Center for Trauma Informed Care, served as peer consultant to the King County SAMHSA Trauma Informed Care Grant and she presented Trauma Informed Care to all Harborview Inpatient Psychiatry staff in 2014. Nancy works on the Harborview Psychiatric ICU on the Peer Bridger team.

  • Lunch will not be provided.

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

Please note, by registering for this workshop you agree to be added to our mailing list for notification of future events/trainings/workshops.

Brought to you by:
Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) & Holding the Hope

Ann Rider

Ann Rider is a Holding the Hope Consultant focused on creating and funding systems of care.

Inspired by her own recovery from trauma, addiction, and mental health challenges, Ann Rider made it her life’s work to promote peer support. She wrote, taught and developed the first peer support training for Medicaid-funded peer support. Since then she has written two other distinct peer support curricula and has taught and developed peer support training in multiple states and three countries. Over 17 years she has been the Executive Director of two peer-run mental health agencies in two states. After earning a Masters in Social Work, Ann taught in the graduate school of social work at Arizona State University. In her “retirement,” she continues to write, teach, consult and advocate. She is currently the Board President of the National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy.”

Area of Focus

Springing from years of practice in peer support, peer-run programs and mediation, Ann offers consultation in the role of peer support, in documentation practices to pass audit, and in organizational culture.