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Conversations About Suicide (in-person Burlington, VT)

As peer support workers, we will sometimes support folks who are thinking of dying by suicide. This participatory workshop is intended to support ourselves, fellow staff, and service recipients to engage in conversations about suicide in ways that prioritize compassion, empathy, and autonomy. We’ll spend time unpacking suicide as a language of pain, then consider […]

Intentional Peer Support Core Training (Online)

Training Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays for ten half days : 8/2, 8/4, 8/9, 8/11, 8/16, 8/18, 8/23, 8/25, 8/30, and 9/1, 12:30pm - 4:30pm EST each day Training facilitators: Rad (they/them), Vermont Statewide IPS Trainer, J (they/them), Vermont Statewide IPS Trainer Description: Intentional Peer Support is a way of thinking about and inviting transformative relationships. […]

Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Peer Statewide Co-Reflections

Description: This virtual co-reflection is a space for people to come together to reflect on the development of peer support relationships. This co-reflection space is for BIPOC individuals that identify as peers & or work in mental health & human services in Vermont. When: First and third Wednesday of each month at 3:00pm EST To […]

Vermont Intentional Peer Support (IPS) Online Co-Reflections

First and Third Tuesdays of every month 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST IPS is a way of thinking about and being in purposeful relationships. Co-reflection is a process that we can use to help each other reflect on our practice (how we’re doing what we say we want to be doing). Statewide IPS online co-reflections are facilitated through Zoom. […]

Soteria: The Power of Human Connection

Learning from Pathways Vermont's Soteria House Register Here!   Soteria is a residential home-like environment for supporting people experiencing extreme states / psychosis. In this workshop, we’ll cover the history of Soteria and its place in the […]


Mad Movement Histories Training (virtual)

DATES: November 15th and 17th, 12:30pm- 4:30pm each day (*this is a two-day event*) When it comes to understanding how we got to where we are and thinking about where we are headed, history is sometimes our best teacher. Come explore mad* movement histories through themes of resistance to oppression and building alternative supports, and through lenses of racial, disability, economic, and […]

A Harm Reduction Approach to Psychiatric Drugs

As peer support workers, we are sometimes discouraged from having conversations about psych drugs and are encouraged to leave it to the medical professionals. While we cannot give medical advice or replace the role of doctors, we can offer supportive conversations that explore others’—and our own—relationship to psych drugs. We might also be in a […]

Harm Reduction: Autonomy, Choice, & Self-Determination

Register here In this interactive training, participants will learn about harm reduction, a person-directed approach utilizing multiple strategies to reduce the negative consequences of risky or harmful behaviors. Together we’ll explore how to meet folks where they are and support them to develop strategies to gain control over areas of their lives that may cause […]

Intentional Peer Support (IPS) Core Training (virtual)

Registration coming soon! Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1230-430pm (starting 3/5).  Description: IPS is a way of thinking about and inviting transformative relationships. Practitioners learn to use relationships to see things from new angles, develop greater awareness of personal and relational patterns, and support and challenge each other in trying new things. Based on Shery Mead’s book, […]

Conversations About Suicide

Register here:  Tuesday March 14th and Thursday March 16th, 12:00-4:00pm ET In this participatory virtual workshop, we'll explore ways to practice empathy and prioritize autonomy when engaging in conversations about suicide. We’ll spend time unpacking suicide as a language of pain, then consider ways to support folks who are thinking about dying. Through sharing […]