Peer Generation Youth Empowerment Training

Peer Generation Youth Empowerment gives young people the opportunity to be connected to peer support and explore resiliency!PG HS Group

Peer Generation Youth Empowerment Training® is a youth driven and youth developed curriculum that offers an experiential introduction to youth peer support. The training focuses on strategies for resiliency and offers pathways for individuals to get in touch with their unique and authentic selves. Participants will experience an environment that is culturally grounded and focuses on practical ways to be inclusive toward the diversity of all communities and experiences. Individuals will be better equipped to practice peer support in real life situations that could be easily implemented. Personal sharing and mutual learning are at the core of this curriculum.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will gain an understanding of youth resiliency
  • Participants will become educated in personalized self-care strategies
  • Participants will increase cultural awareness

This training has been well received within youth programs in various states, in both rural and urban communities. Participants have reported that this training:

  • Served as a catalyst for personal growth
  • Supported a healing journey and new ways of looking at past experiences
  • Better prepared me for meaningful engagement with my community
  • Enriched my understanding of my own goals and how to stay well while working towards them

Training Options:

3 full days of in-person training OR virtual training consisting of six 3-hour sessions

The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery has partnered with numerous organizations to offer this training in high schools, behavioral health settings, community organizations, and peer run agencies. 

Pennsylvania Project:

Together, YouthMOVE PA, PMHCA and the Copeland Center are striving to make Peer Generation available to youth and youth peer supporters to address the statewide need of strengthening the youth peer support workforce. We also believe this training is a crucial step to ensuring that Pennsylvania Youth have an opportunity to learn about Peer Support as a career pathway and to embrace resiliency and empowerment in their own lives.

Questions about Peer Generation Youth Empowerment: Please contact Amey Dettmer at [email protected] 

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