16-session Peer Supporter Training
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
- 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.
When training is upcoming, there will be a form below to fill out.
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The course is usually held every second Saturday, and includes two sessions each Saturday, morning and afternoon.
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.
Applications to take the training are now closed. Watch this web site for announcements of training in 2022.