THURSDAY OCTOBER 3, 2019 FROM 8:30 TO 4:30 pm

Friday October 4, 2019 FROM 8:30 TO 4:30 pm

During the 2-day training sponsored by True Patriot Love and organized by the Mood Disorder Society of Canada, you will learn the fundamental principles of Peer Support,, the social and historical context of Peer Support as well as concepts / methods that promote peer-to-peer effectiveness.

What you will learn:

1. Fundamental Principles of Peer Support

- Lived experience, hope, and recovery

- Self-determination and how to foster it

- Peer Support values, ethics and principles of practice

- Trauma-informed practice

- Applying Peer Support principles in diverse environments


2. Social and Historical Context of Peer Support

- The historical context of peer support

- Prejudice, discrimination and stigma

- Diversity and social inclusion

- Social determinants of health


3. Concepts and Methods that promote effective Peer-To-Peer Effectiveness

- Interpersonal communication principles and methods

- Building supportive relationships

- The process of recovery and change

- Building resilience through self-care and wellness plans

- Limits and boundaries

- Crisis situations and strategies

- Connecting with community resources

- Awareness of possible symptoms and potential side effects of medication


This event is free of charge for veterans thanks to the support of the True Patriot Love Foundation.

Location: Quality Inn West Edmonton

17803 Stony Plain Rd, Edmonton, AB T5S 1B4, Canada

A federally incorporated non-profit charity dedicated to helping frontline service providers transform trauma into resiliency because this isn't a time for suffering, but an opportunity for transformation. 


Box 3158

Fort Saskatchewan (AB)

T8L 2T2 Canada


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