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Building Facilitator Skills for Dynamic Support Groups


Each support group comes with its own successes and challenges, starting with the intake and continuing until the last group meeting.  This webinar will address common issues that come up when completing the intake process as well as group dynamics which can be challenging.  We will work through things like: over/under participation in group, group members clashing, no-shows,  group retention, boundary issues, and times when group feels like it might be going off the rails.  Webinar providers encourage participation, questions and suggestions.


Kai Hill

Kai Hill has worked with the YWCA Clark County Sexual Assault Program for more than 10 years.  As Program Specialist she has developed and presented both local and statewide trainings on many aspects of sexual assault and advocating for victim/survivors.  In 2009, she was a contributor to From Hurt to Hope; A Sexual Abuse/Assault Advocacy Guide published by WCSAP (Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs).  She has developed curriculum, trained facilitators, and co-facilitated sexual assault survivor support groups for almost a decade. She continues to feel honored to witness the stories, courage and resilience of victim/survivors, particularly in a group setting.


Laurie Schacht

Laurie Schacht has been providing support to survivors of sexual assault through the YWCA Clark County since 2001. Throughout that time she has co-facilitated psychoeducational support groups, co-trained facilitators, and grown in her knowledge and understanding of groups, appreciating the unique healing opportunity that groups can offer survivors. Laurie recognizes what an honor and a responsibility it is to hold space for survivors as they courageously share their healing journey with one another. As the director of the program, she proudly supports training staff and community partners in developing and honing their support group skills and the creative work that goes into making each group as successful as possible.

Recording & Slides

Reviewed: December 5th, 2017