The goal of this course is to provide participants with the skills to navigate within community, health, and government resources. Although it is aimed at violence peer counselors, this course is suitable for anyone who provides peer support services and/or works with young adults. The information covered in this course include:
Through this course of 5 lectures, over 60 minutes of video content, informational handouts and 1 quiz, participants will be able to effectively research and identify the appropriate community, health, and governmental resources, support clients when visiting community, health, and governmental offices, understand client reactions and interactions with employees and the environment, and understand how to follow up with clients after visiting community, health, and governmental offices.
Understanding how the process of connecting clients to community, health, and government resources work is extremely important as a peer counselor or anyone who provides peer support services. Clients rely heavily on peer counselors to guide them through the resource connection process from beginning to end. Thus this course will greatly benefit those in this field of work.
*The name of the person narrating this course is Kyndra Simmons.
Youth Alive! is a violence prevention and intervention organization that helps young people become leaders and advocates for the change they would like to see in their communities. We also mentor and support healing for young people who have been violently injured, and work with families grieving in the wake of a homicide.