|CFD Peer Counselors Participating in Panel Discussion|
This week we completed our second Peer Counselor training program with a group of twenty-three participants. In addition to eight personnel from the CFD, we were honored to have eight other departments send personnel to be a part of the program. Subjects ranged from communication and listening skills, the peer role in a counseling team, stress, anxiety and depression, suicide, alcohol and substance abuse, issues affecting families and children and many other subjects related to counseling. We were fortunate to have our entire in-house staff participating along with the majority of our existing peer counselors from the CFD. Special thanks to Ester Hennessee of the Charleston Dorchester Mental Health Center and Donny Brock from the Trinity Behavioral Care in Marion County, South Carolina for their presentations.