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A Door of Hope Peer Facilitators

first-line responders

In describing the importance of well-trained, trauma-informed peer facilitators in creating safe spaces where partners move forward in their healing journeys, APSATS founder, Dr. Barbara Steffens, states:

“Partners can begin to heal and flourish in community. Unfortunately, the needs for partner communities is only increasing, and there is a limited number of people adequately trained to facilitate this safe, healing space in group settings. Well-trained and passionate peer group facilitators are perfect for meeting such a need in the majority of cases. Peer facilitators can provide support, encouragement, education, and safe space for partners to explore what they need to heal and to grow. I dream of having these types of groups/safe spaces in every faith, community, and even therapeutic setting to be front line 'first responders' as well as on-going support safe spaces."

A Door of Hope: Partner Peer Facilitator Training

Helping partners heal after

sexual betrayal

Perhaps your post-discovery journey included a season in a support group. After a while, you began feeling a tug to lead a group yourself. Because of the unique needs and experiences partners' face, a facilitator's role may feel overwhelming. That's why the A Door of Hope peer facilitator training community exists.
Peer-facilitator training and support designed specifically for partners is important for you and group members. In groups led by well-trained (and supported) peer-facilitators, group members will...
  • Feel heard, validated, and know they are not alone

  • Discover a safe space to share their story

  • Experience authentic, empathetic connections

  • Give and receive practical insights.

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