Family Peer Supporter

(in Mental Health) Training 2021

Guidelines for the Practice of Family Peer Support

Peer Supporter Mentor Training

Learn National Standards of Practice and prepare for “National Certification with Peer Support Canada” with PSC Certified Family Peer Support Mentor, Kim Dixon

The 2020 Family Peer Supporter Guidelines for the Practice of Family Peer Support© training was developed in Prince George, BC by Kim Dixon MSc, CPSM (F). Kim has been a Family Peer Supporter with the BC Schizophrenia Society (BCSS) since 1998, and is currently the only PSC Certified Family Peer Support Mentor CPSM (F) in Canada (2020).

The Family Peer Supporter Guidelines for the Practice of Family Peer Support© training guide was developed as a tool to support delivery of family peer support in a standardized manner across the Province. It includes national standards of practice for Family Peer Supporters. Family Peer Supporters are encouraged to take additional training including (but not limited to): Mental Health First Aid, safeTALK, NAMI Support Group Facilitator and L.E.A.P.

The materials in the Family Peer Supporter training guide are meant to be used in conjunction with the 2-day training event led by a Family Peer Support Mentor. Mentors have lived experience as family members and have significant acquired experience as Family Peer Supporters. Mentors have also demonstrated the national standards for knowledge and competences needed to lead the Family Peer Supporters Guidelines for the Practice of Family Peer Support© training.

Training and materials, transportation to and from training, accommodation and meals are all provided FREE of charge to eligible participants. Registration is OPEN to experienced, knowledgeable and competent Family Peer Supporters ONLY.

Family Peer Supporter

DATES & TIMES
April 30 – May 2, 2021; Cost is free

Training starts 1 PM – 4:30 PM Friday, April 30th
Training continues 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Saturday, May 1st
Training ends 8:30 AM – 12 PM, Sunday, May 2nd

Contact: Kim Dixon at 250-561-8033 or email kimdixon@bcsspg.org for more information or to register

Peer Supporter Training with FAMILIES give you the skills you need to help a Loved One with a mental illness and/or addiction.
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