You know you are behind on your blog posting when it is February 6th and you are just getting around to wishing everyone a happy new year! Oh, and by the way, happy holidays as well!
It has been a busy few months in peer parenting. We have oodles of cases and most peer parents are keeping very busy. Thanks to everyone who is stepping up and increasing their case load. I hope to train a few new peer parents this coming Saturday at our first basic peer parent training of 2012.
January's advanced training was all about stress and anger management...a great time of year for that subject! We had a good turn-out and endulged in chocolate treats (my kind of stress relief!) Our next advanced training is on March 17th when we'll discuss "Stress Burnout and Secondary Trauma" for peer parents. We'll cap off the training with a pity party...more information about that fun event later!
If you're a trained peer parent and you haven't been contacted about a case, it's time for you to get in touch with me. Sometimes it is a matter of your location and/or your schedule and how they match up to the client referrals we have. Sometimes it is because I am not aware that you are wanting a peer parent case. Whatever the reason, please contact me because I would love to put you to work if at all possible.
Quotes from January training...
"Chocolate is cheaper than therapy and you don't need an appointment."
"Stress wouldn't be so hard to take if it were chocolate covered."
"When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate."
"Hand over the chocolate and nobody gets hurt."