Sharing best practices in peer support, communication and trauma-informed care

FEI will present sessions at the 2018 Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (Alliance) National Conference and the 2018 National At-Risk Education Network (NAREN)-

The Alliance National Conference runs October 15-17, in Denver, Colorado. FEI Senior Account Manager Michael McCafferty will present “Care from Inside the Trenches: Establishing Peer Support Services” on October 16 at 11:15 a.m. MDT.

This session will discuss how organizations can create a peer support program that will formalize the internal need for support in high-stress, social-serving work environments. From addressing compassion fatigue to coping with vicarious trauma, attendees will learn how peer support practices can enable their organization to provide an empathetic outlet for staff, nullifying concerns of “outsiders” who don’t necessarily understand the crises faced within their
unique field.

The NAREN-TranZed Conference runs October 18-19, in Baltimore, Maryland. FEI Business Solutions Engineer Raquelle Solon will present “Is Your Communication Affecting Behavior?” on October 18 at 10:00 a.m. EST.

The workshop will explore how we communicate, trauma-informed approaches to communication and the communication tools at-risk individuals use to express themselves and meet their needs. Participants will explore strategies to incorporate a trauma-informed approach to interventions utilized, ultimately allowing them to communicate in ways that provide dignity and respect.

Additionally, Solon will present “A Trauma-Informed Approach to Behavior Intervention” on October 19 at 1:00 p.m. EST. This session will discuss how to implement a trauma-informed approach to behavior intervention that will lead to healthy, respectful relationships among both students and staff. Participants will explore strategies staff can use when confronted with difficult situations and discuss brain-based interactions for managing stress and emotions.

Visit the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities or NAREN-TranZed for more information on the conferences and FEI’s sessions.

FEI to Present at Alliance and NAREN Conferences