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Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Historical Roots of Peer Support A. Welcome to Intentional Peer Support! B. Emergence of Peer Support C. Evolution of an Idea D. Emergence of Intentional Peer Support E. Tasks of Peer Support F. Review G. Summary Section 3: Characteristics of Peer Support Relationships A. Introduction B. IPS is Trauma-Informed C. Let’s Practice: D. IPS Happens Anywhere At Any Time E. IPS is about Giving and Receiving F. IPS is Intentional G. IPS Uses Everyday Language. H. The Power of Language I. Summary Section 4: The Tasks of Intentional Peer Support A. The Four Tasks of IPS B. Task 1 - Connection C. Disconnection and Reconnection D. Task 2 - Worldview E. Review F. Task 3: Mutuality G. Giving/Receiving H. Mutuality and Trauma I. John and Kathy, Task 3 J. Task 4: Moving Towards (Instead of Away) K. Moving Towards vs. Setting Goals L. First Contact Conversations M. Worldview N. Setting the Stage O. Language P. Pay Attention Q. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Course Summary B. Congratulations
Beth Filson is a trainer and curriculum developer in Intentional Peer Support with Shery Mead and Chris Hansen. Beth has worked with Mead Consulting for a number of years to bring Intentional Peer Support to many different states, communities and organizations. She has trained and presented on IPS in Germany and Canada. Beth is also the co-author of Engaging Women in Trauma-Informed Peer Support – A Guide for the National Center for Trauma Informed Care & Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraint (NCTIC). She is a nationally recognized trainer and curriculum developer in trauma informed peer support and works with non-peer providers to engage with people in extreme distress to eliminate their revictimization. In addition, Beth works with incarcerated women to develop and sustain peer support programs. She makes her home in Western Massachusetts. Disclosure: Beth Filson, CPS, MFA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer: Shery Mead, MSW
Shery Mead has been developing and teaching intentional trauma informed peer support since 1995. She has done extensive speaking and training, nationally and internationally, on the topics of alternative approaches to crisis, trauma informed peer services, systems change, and the development and implementation of peer operated services. Her publications include academic articles, training manuals and a book co-authored with Mary Ellen Copeland, Wellness Recovery Action Planning and Peer Support. Disclosure: Shery Mead, MSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.