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Become A Certified Crisis Intervention Peer Counselor

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About The Training

Our peer counseling training will allow you to provide direct client services. The training is certified by the California Office Of Emergency Services (CalOES). It meets the certification requirements as a Counselor/Advocate for our domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking agency (Community Beyond Violence in Grass Valley, CA) under Section 18294 of the California State Welfare and Institutions Codes and Section 13837 of the Penal Code.

The Spring 2023 training will be held in person at Community Beyond Violence in Grass Valley, CA. The training is 10 weeks in length beginning March 11th through May 13th. The training is held primarily on Saturdays 9am-4pm and with a few weekday classes on Tuesdays, 5:30pm-8:30pm. There is also a required one-hour Orientation to be held Tuesday, March 7th, 6pm-7pm. Click here for the training schedule.

For more information and/or to save your spot, just complete the online volunteer application.

Why Take This Training

We live in very challenging times. Oftentimes it is difficult to know how to help. 


But engaging and giving back to those in crisis and need can help with those sentiments of "but what can I do about all of this?" Maybe you are a survivor yourself and/or have a family or friend who has been impacted by interpersonal violence. 


At Community Beyond Violence, every day we support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. We provide peer counseling and help navigating community resources to help our clients thrive. We also educate the community through our prevention programs. 

As much as we do to help survivors and educate the community, we know this must be a community effort. And that is where you come in! By completing our Crisis Intervention Training, you will be making a huge and positive impact.  

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What You Will Learn

Take this training to learn valuable skills in both your professional and personal life from active listening techniques and peer counseling skills; to identifying red flags in relationships; to understanding and dismantling societal and personal biases.  

Take this training because you want to change the societal and individual impact of interpersonal violence; soothe the effects of trauma; AND how to advocate for survivors most compassionately and effectively.

Take this training because you seek to be connected to something greater than yourself.

Spring 2023 Crisis Intervention Training

We will be holding an in-person Spring 2023 Crisis Intervention Training. 

Orientation: Tuesday, March 7, 6pm-7pm

Interviews: Wed, March 8 and Thurs, March 9 

Training: Saturday, March 11 - Saturday, May 13

Click here for the training schedule.

Please note!

Space fills up quickly. To get detailed information and/or to reserve your spot, just complete and

submit our online volunteer application.

For questions or more information, contact:

Michelle Bancroft, Volunteer Coordinator

(530) 460-7016 (cell)

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