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A podcast with a focus on the profession of peer support, brought to you by the Virginia Peer Recovery Specialist Network and Mental Health America of Virginia

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A podcast with a focus on the profession of peer support, brought to you by the Virginia Peer Recovery Specialist Network and Mental Health America of Virginia

    Episode 2: Crisis Peer Support with David Rockwell

    Episode 2: Crisis Peer Support with David Rockwell

    Crisis Peer Support with David Rockwell







































    About the Episode

    Date: May 11, 2020

    Episode 2: Crisis Peer Support with David Rockwell







    Summary

    Crisis peer services support an individual who is experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, providing a strengths-based approach to stability and safety, modeling the principles of recovery, and assisting in the navigation of health services and community resources. 

     



    Key Topics



    Advocating for crisis peer support within community services

    Daily crisis peer support tasks with examples (confidentiality respected)

    Common challenges and skills needed in providing peer support within a crisis











































    David Rockwell is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and Trainer based in Richmond, Virginia. He identifies as someone with lived mental health experience. He previously spent twelve years working with Henrico Area Mental Health and Developmental Services, in Glen Allen, Virginia. David worked with the Emergency Services Team and at the Henrico County Crisis Receiving Center for eight of those years. He supported persons with lived mental health and substance use experience, and their families, by providing empathy, direct support, recovery education, and community resource education. David was also a member of the STAR (Services To Aid Recovery) Team, which is a proactive, multi-disciplinary, mobile response to citizens needing mental health intervention. He is a certified Crisis Intervention Team Instructor, a certified WRAP Facilitator, a Mental Health First Aid Trainer, and a Virginia DBHDS Peer Recovery Specialist Trainer. He continues to be a presenter at local, state, and national mental health conferences and workshops.

    A graduate of Campbell University, David pursued additional Masters’ education with Pastoral Care and Counseling. David is also a 2007 graduate of the Virginia Human Services Training Program, which prepared him for work in the Peer Specialist field. David has spent over 35 years in the Human Services field with faith-based, non-profit, private, and government organizations. His passion is to empower other mental health and substance use peers toward recovery and wellness, and to educate all citizens about the power of recovery.



     

    David can be reached by email at virginiaforrecovery@gmail.com.

    • 25 min
    Episode 1: Trauma-informed Peer Support with Cheryl DeHaven

    Episode 1: Trauma-informed Peer Support with Cheryl DeHaven

    Trauma-Informed Peer Support with Cheryl DeHaven







































    About the Episode

    Date: April 24, 2020

    Episode 1: Trauma-Informed Peer Support with Cheryl DeHaven







    Summary

    Trauma-informed peer support allows us the opportunity to build the peer relationship in a way that keeps both the individual and the peer recovery specialist (PRS) who is offering support safe. This also allows PRS to set boundaries, so that we can stay in our lane as peer recovery specialists and not drift into dialogue that needs clinical support versus the non-clinical support that peer recovery specialists are trained to provide.



    Key Topics



    Setting boundaries within the peer support relationship

    Incorporating trauma-informed care into your daily work

    Trauma-informed peer support and resiliency resources









































    Cheryl DeHaven is a person in long term recovery who has 34 years of experience in the behavioral health field. First, as a person utilizing behavioral health services throughout her adult life, secondly, as a professional leader in the development of peer support and recovery services within local, state and national organizations. Her professional journey took off in 2003, when she became a national trainer of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ signature program “In Our Own Voice.” In 2007, she graduated from Old Dominion University, BS in Human Services Counseling. In 2016, she became a Virginia Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and most recently, a DBHDS Peer Recovery Specialist trainer. Currently, Cheryl is completing her certification as a professional life and leadership coach through the International Coaching Federation, she is working as an independent contractor with Integration Solutions and serving as the Mental Health America of Virginia Warm Line Manager.

     

    Cheryl can be reached by email at cdehaven@integrationsolutions.org  or cheryl.dehaven@mhav.org























    Resources



    T.I.P.S. Trauma-Informed Peer Support, a 6-hour course, contact Cheryl DeHaven

    Resilience Action Planning for Peers, a trauma-informed curriculum developed and taught by Dr. Allison Jackson, LCSW



    ENGAGING WOMEN IN TRAUMA -INFORMED PEER SUPPORT: A Guidebook by Andrea Blanch, Beth Filson, and Darby Penney 





    Free training online from 2014 on Trauma - Informed Peer Support

    • 25 min

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