providing an expanding community of Allies that provides personal, professional, and technical support to enhance success for all those trained in the Growing Through model.
Growing Through is founded on the philosophy that every individual’s life journey is unique and valuable. For some people, the most significant moments of that journey include intense difficulty, distress and/or pain, including despair and thoughts of death. Sometimes these moments are called crisis.
Although the journey through these crucial experiences is one’s own, we are not alone in the experiences and challenges that accompany tough times. People who have been there are especially well-equipped to support others, as "Peer Allies,"– to reflect the dignity of change, assist with management of distress and intensity, and collaborate on visions of a positive future.
Growing Through gives people the skills and confidence to be effective “Peer Allies” for others in these times. Growing Through is deeply informed by the recovery model, and the lived experience of people who have been through times of intensity and transformation themselves.
Growing Through Intensive
Day 1 - Grounding in Growth
Day 2 - Being There
Day 3 - Finding Safety
Day 4 - The Heart of Suicide
Day 5 - Connecting to Hope
Growing Through Module Trainings are available by special arrangement