Peer Supporter Training

16-session Peer Supporter Training

Training Course

S.O.A.R. regularly offers free peer supporter training for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse who have progressed sufficiently in their recovery that they feel ready to assist others in healing

The training emphasizes supportive, listening counselling skills and includes:

  • communication skills
  • types and effects of abuse
  • confidentiality
  • crisis management
  • responding to flashbacks
  • post-traumatic stress

Volunteer Peer Supporters are asked to commit to at least two years following the end of training. Trainees must attend all 16 sessions to receive a certificate of completion.
Next training starts on January 28th. Fill out the form below to apply. Deadline is January 14th.
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The course is usually held every second Saturday, and includes two sessions each Saturday, morning and afternoon.

about soar

S.O.A.R. is a community-based, volunteer, charitable organization that offers peer and group support services in Nova Scotia to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse and provides public education to the community.