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DBSA: Training Peer Facilitators for peer mood disorders support groups

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DBSA Greater Baltimore Area

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DBSA Greater Baltimore Area (formerly DBSA Roland Park) local affiliate of The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, a national non-profit providing support groups to improve the lives of people with mood disorders. Our groups are for people with depression and bipolar disorder as well as groups for their families and friends. Our chapter has recently expanded to include 7support groups, thus our name change.

See https://www.greaterbaltimorearea.weebly.com

DBSA's training focus: training new DBSA support group peer facilitators for additional DBSA support groups in the Greater Baltimore geographical area. An experienced DBSA peer facilitator gives the training which includes official DBSA materials, DVD and discussion. The trainer/facilitator offers support as needed following the training session, as needed.

Requirements: If you are looking for a position of some responsibility and have had mood struggles of your own, this is a great opportunity for you to give back to others who want to grow and progress while facing their own mood challenges.

1) As a trainee, you must have first-hand experience with mood disorders(either your own or a family member's), must respect and like people, have empathy and hold meetings with regularity.

2) New facilitators may work with the trainer's assistance to 1)find a location for the support group meetings and commit 3) to facilitating the new group for at least a few months. Usually the satisfaction facilitators feel from helping group members make progress is very fulfilling. New facilitators become enthusiastic, experienced facilitators with time.

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About DBSA Greater Baltimore Area

Location:

4800 block Roland Ave.., Baltimore, MD 21210, US

Mission Statement

OUR MISSION: To provide hope, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders and their family and friends.

Description

To be a facilitator, you must have depression or bipolar disorder yourself!!

DBSA/We provide support groups for people with depression or bipolar disorder, their families and friends.

DBSA's Mood Disorders Support Group provides social connection, emotional support and shares strategies for dealing with varied life issues .

Our Family and Friends Support Group provides shared experience and strategies for self-care under stress while supporting people with mood disorders. The effect of regular attendance is positive to its members. Group discussion is led by a facilitator with DBSA training.

Facilitator training is given in a small group by a DBSA support group facilitator with 20 years of experience. The training consists of one 2-hour session. However the trainer/facilitator will be available for assistance and guidance through your first year as needed as you build your group.

Remember! To be a DBSA facilitator you must have a mood disorder yourself!

he position of facilitator requires: providing consistent leadership, respect for persons working towards recovery, empathy. This work can provide great personal rewards.

DBSA Roland Park is a local chapter of The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Baltimore, MD 21201

(39.29634,-76.62106)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Problem Solving
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Mentoring

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 2 hours each for 2 meetings a month
  • Willingness to respond to emails, phone calls from new and current members. Contact community grps

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