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  1. Trauma-Informed Peer Support Welcome to the second of a series of webinars for peer supporters. The content of these webinars is drawn from the Recovery to Practice (RTP) project, a SAMHSA-funded project to foster recovery in behavioral health professions. This webinar series is presented by the International Association of Peer Supporters (INAPS) with the generous assistance of OptumHealth, without whom this series would not be possible. INAPS is solely responsible for the content of the webinars. The second webinar, Trauma-Informed Peer Support, will begin at noon, Eastern Time Zone. Thank you for your participation!

  2. Telephones will be muted. You may submit questions during the webinar using the chat function or at the end of the webinar when telephones will be unmuted for questions and answers.

  3. Webinar 2: Trauma-Informed Peer Support

  4. Presenter: Antonio Lambert Lead Facilitator for International Association of Peer Supporters’ RTP Project Formerly the National Association of Peer Specialists (NAPS)

  5. Moderator: Peter Ashenden Director of Consumer Affairs OptumHealth Behavioral Solutions Contact Information T +1 612-632-2963 F +1 877-309-8548

  6. If you would like a certificate: Please visit our website— Take the short quiz and complete the name and address portions.

  7. Peer Specialists’ Recovery Curriculum The RTP Curriculum Topics: Recovery Basics Wellness Trauma-Informed Practices Co-Occurring Disorders Recovery Roles and Values Strengthening Workplace Relationships Multi-Cultural Awareness Building Recovery Relationships

  8. Purpose of this webinar • To create an understanding and awareness of the RTP project and curriculum. • To create a basic understanding of trauma-informed peer supportfor our practice and future learning and discussion. • To obtain input and suggestions regarding content for the RTP curriculum and future webinars.

  9. What is Trauma? “An external threat that overwhelms a person’ coping resources.” --Kathryn Power SAMHSA

  10. Examples of Trauma Violence Abuse Physical, emotional, sexual, or institutional mistreatment Child or elder abuse or mistreatment

  11. More Examples of Trauma Accidents or natural disasters Death of a loved one Abandonment Physical Illness or disability (self or a loved one)

  12. More Examples of Trauma Cultural stigma or oppression (race, religion, gender, age, status, body size, etc.)

  13. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) A comprehensive study of 18,000 people Followed for many years Tracked both physical and mental conditions

  14. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) -- Findings The greater the number of adverse childhood experiences (trauma), the more frequent were both physical and mental health problems later in life.

  15. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) -- Findings Problems more frequent among those with ACE include: Depression Diabetes Earlier Death

  16. Why is this Important? The percentage of people who receive public mental health services who have been exposed to trauma is about 90%!

  17. What can we do? Instead of asking: What is wrong with you? Ask: What happened to you?

  18. What can we do? Be patient Help others explore barriers that may result from trauma Encourage Refer to our principles and practices

  19. Quick Review of Principles and Practice Hope Respect Person-Driven Strengths/Responsibility

  20. Principles and Practice Culturally Based Many Pathways Holistic

  21. Principles and Practice Peer Support Trauma Awareness Relationships

  22. Universal Precautions Treat everyone, including staff, as if they have experienced trauma in their lives.

  23. How Could Others’ Trauma Affect Us? ‘Secondary’ or ‘vicarious’ trauma is: --A natural, potential effect of empathic engagement with a traumatized person

  24. How Could Others’ Trauma Affect Us? ‘Secondary’ or ‘vicarious’ trauma is: --Similar to ‘burnout’ --Also known as ‘compassion fatigue’

  25. What Can We Do? Be self-aware of potential problems Act sooner rather than later Practice self care

  26. Self-Care Therapy/Support Groups Time off Time with friends/family Do enjoyable things

  27. Remember! We can best support others when we are well ourselves!

  28. Webinar Slides Posted The slides used for this webinar will be posted on the iNAPSwebsite.

  29. For more information: Overall RTP Project Resource Library Peer Specialist Discipline link to Wounded Healer Video

  30. Questions? Comments? E-mail Would you like a certificate of attendance? A link to the post-webinar quiz will be found on our website: www.naops. A certificate of attendance will be sent to you after you complete the quiz. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!!!

  31. Next Webinar Peer Supporter Roles and Values Friday, June 21, 2013 12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m. EDT Presenters: Gladys Christian and Rita Cronise Go to our website: for additional information

  32. On behalf of the International Association of Peer Supporters (INAPS) and OptumHealth Thank you

  33. REMEMBER: If you would like a certificate: Go to the website— Take the short quiz and complete the name and address portions.