Peer Facilitator Training?
In describing the value of peer facilitators in helping 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
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 group leader's role may feel overwhelming. That's why A Door of Hope exists. Peer-facilitator training 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.