https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/RoleofAFacilitator.htm The definition of facilitate is “to make easy” or “ease a process.” What a facilitator does is plan, guide and manage a group event to ensure that the group’s objectives are met effectively, with clear thinking, good participation and full buy-in from everyone who is involved. To facilitate effectively,Continue Reading

http://bit.ly/2XAZE9G The “safe place” technique is an intervention designed to help children cope with their fears. The strategy can be taught and practiced during counseling sessions so that child victims of sexual abuse can implement it outside of counseling when fears arise. Counselors start by providing information to children (and,Continue Reading

http://bit.ly/2L6gFCf There is a greater danger in remaining quiet about your traumatic experiences than there is in sharing them. One of the reasons many people feel inhibited about discussing such feelings with family, friends, and the general public is the fear that they will be stigmatized for doing so. ThoughContinue Reading

Service users and researchers in HICs have advocated strongly for access to peer support for people with SMI [20, 21, 22]. In recent years, peer support has been adopted into policy in many English-speaking HICs (USA [23], Australia [24], New Zealand [25], Canada [26], UK [27]). The spread of peer support isContinue Reading

http://bit.ly/2RTV7sN In a world first, La Trobe University research has shown how peer-led support programs for family and friends who provide regular support to an adult diagnosed with a mental health condition can significantly improve carer well-being. When carers were surveyed at the completion of the eight-week program, researchers found:Continue Reading

http://bit.ly/2FMc8jO Peer-support involves people who have recovered from gambling addiction, and is a service that health advocates say has been missing for a long time. “Outcomes from peer services are as good as if not better than conventional services, yet there currently are no funded peer-support positions within gambling harmContinue Reading

Peer learning involves a new role for the students who facilitate the learning of other students. The role of the peer facilitator, which is focused on learning through supporting the learning of other students, would appear to be more social than the traditional role of learner, which is focused onContinue Reading