Peer Support and Secondary Trauma
Friday, March 4
2-3 p.m. ET / 1-2 p.m. CT / 12-1 p.m. MT / 11 a.m.-12 p.m. PT / 10-11 a.m. AKT / 9-10 a.m. HT (view your time zone)
Peer support specialists often serve on the forefront of mental health and substance use systems. Using their lived experience to support others to navigate recovery, peers play a critical role in meeting the growing demands for trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and recovery-oriented systems of care. In addition, peers help to fill some of the significant workforce gaps within systems of care.
Doing this crucial work means that peers may be exposed to large amounts of secondary trauma. This can lead to compassion fatigue and burnout. Systems of care must work to ensure that peers have adequate strategies, resources, and support to be able to identify and respond to secondary trauma when it occurs.
This 60-minute Facebook Live event will bring together a panel of magnificent peer support specialists who will share their experiences and strategies for reducing and preventing secondary trauma.
This presentation is intended for peer support specialists, as well as peer support supervisors and organization leaders.
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