Youth Peer Support Training @ Shuswap Family Resource Center with Patti
We are getting certified! This will be an official certification you can put on your resume and use in the future!
Most important: CONFIDENTIALITY (breaking this is the only way to disappoint Patti and get yourself fired).
Tool you can bring to the peer support table:
- Instruments and music
- Building (in all capacities)
- Outdoor shoes for outdoor activities
What you are responsible for:
- being present
- being kind
- being unbiased and non-judgemental
What you are not responsible for:
- someone else’s well-being
- someone else’s story
- someone else’s outcome
- “fixing” anyone
Patti’s 4 Important Things:
Resilience (perseverance and strength) – highlights our gifts and talents; a trauma brain is heightened and busy.
Decisions: Take ownership over your decisions; make sure you “hold space” when supporting others (be unbiased, own your own life and your choices but respect the differences you see in others).
Quality of Life: What do YOU bring to the table and what brings you comfort (boundaries, truth, people, safety, things)
Advocates for Change:
- SPEAK UP!
- Demand more from others/society
- Be accountable
- Be a role model
- Explain and educate others on why you make the choices you do.