Peer School – Building Trauma-Informed Support

Peer School – Online Workshop

Our life experiences can have an impact on the support we want and need, and that’s why when we’re supporting others it’s important to meet people where they are at, with no assumptions and in a trauma-informed way.

In this online workshop you’ll spend time building foundational knowledge in what makes us who we are, trauma, and what trauma-informed support looks and feels like. You will also practice skills to better understand and implement trauma-informed support in your conversations with others.

Whether you’re hoping to gain a general understanding of trauma and trauma-informed support, or supporting someone else, this workshop will support you in being more knowledgeable, confident, and empathetic. 

Building Trauma-Informed Support will be held as a Zoom meeting with interactive discussions, breakout rooms, and skill-building. 

This workshop is a 2-part workshop. Registering provides access to both sessions.

This online workshop is part of our Peer School, which supports you in supporting others. So this workshop is open to anyone wanting to develop trauma-informed support skills, or is supporting another person.

As this is an online workshop, access to a phone or the internet is needed. 

This session has been created in collaboration with Living Positive Resource Centre, Interior Health, and Foundry Kelowna with contributions from people with lived experience and learned experience.


What to expect:

  • Online community workshop
  • Held as a zoom meeting (not webinar format)
  • 2 sessions, each 90 minutes long
  • 2 Co-facilitators leading the workshop
  • Interactive activities including breakout rooms, discussions, and practicing knowledge learned 
  • Workbook with work-along activities
  • Instructions on how to join are sent to your email before the session begins
  • Recommended to have a pen and paper
  • No prior knowledge needed

Learning Opportunities:

  • Gain an understanding of the Bio-Psycho-Social model and how this relates to trauma.
  • Define trauma and understand the impact trauma can have on people.
  • Discover the importance of trauma-informed support and how best to incorporate the principles into our roles. 
  • Practice how to have productive and supportive conversations when someone shares their trauma.
  • Build collaborative problem solving skills.

Peer School: Building Trauma-Informed Support

Peer School – Online Workshop

12 – 1:30pm PT

Part 1: Thurs, 1st June 2023

Part 2: Thurs, 8th June 2023



Peer School: Building Trauma-Informed Support

Peer School – Online Workshop

Time: TBC