Peers Victoria Resources Society
Contact: Leigh Elliot
This program is directed towards those with lived experience in sex work looking to be peer health advocates in their community, but it can be adapted and used for multiple contexts. The training covers such topics as: Western and Indigenous perspectives on health, sexual health, sex positivity, understanding sexuality and gender identity from both Western and Indigenous cultural contexts, sex work history and activism, trauma-informed care, mental health, stigma, therapeutic skills, harm reduction strategies, overdose prevention, etc. Guest speakers, including those with sex work backgrounds, alongside health and wellness service providers, play a large role in helping to deliver the curriculum, and priority is given to Indigenous, racialized and LGBTQ2A+ voices.
Introduction to Sex Work
Basic Therapeutic Skills
Trauma and the Body
Grounding Techniques & Practices that Support Mental Health
What does being a Peer Health Advocate mean?
Legal Context for Sex Work in Canada
Consent and Sex Work
Honouring Diversity in LGBTQ2AI+ Communities
Honouring Diversity in LGBTQ2AI+ Communities: Part Two*
Harm Reduction Video (Part 1)
Harm Reduction (Part Two)