Skills to Enhance Peer Support (STEPS)
STEPS (Skills To Enhance Peer Support) aims to develop skills to empower student participants to feel comfortable providing resources and referrals to members of the Trent community, and beyond, who may be experiencing moments of stress or distress. The program requires participants to take five workshops that focus on communication skills, bystander intervention and diversity and inclusion.
STEPS offers students:
- Practical and relevant skills to support peers that are immediately applicable to student life and society.
- An opportunity to develop and enhance interpersonal skills that includes an understanding of self, groups and their community.
- The rules to engage in conversations with a peer in distress and to become a more engaged upstander.
- An opportunity to reflect upon and develop attitudes, knowledge and skills that relate to citizenship development and practices.
Students interested in completing the full STEPS program must complete all five (5) of the following workshops:
- Bystander Intervention
- How to Support a Friend who has Experienced Sexual Violence
- Active Listening and Conflict Resolution
- SafeTALK Suicide Response Training
- Respecting Individuals and Supporting Equity
Registration for our workshops and the certificate is temporarily on hold and expected to return in Winter 2024.
There is no formal enrollment process, leaving the opportunity open for students to participate in specific workshops without the commitment of the full program. At the end of the winter term, students will be presented with their STEPS certificate at year end celebration and awarded $25 Trent Cash.
For further information about STEPS please contact Krista Kermer - Student Retention Programs Coordinator - email@example.com