Stress & Trauma Education Program (STEP)
Priority Spokane has handed STEP back to our partners at the Center for Trauma & Stress Education. Please visit www.CTSEPrograms.org for more information on scheduling a STEP group.
STEP (formerly CSTEP) provides safe structured space to unpack and process the events of the last few years. Priority Spokane partnered with the Center for Trauma & Stress Education to provide virtual or in person Stress & Trauma Education Programs (STEP) for individuals and organizations across Washington State. STEP trainings are free of charge to participants, include six sessions 60-90 minutes each, and can include up to 14 participants per group. When the 6 sessions are held is up to you- three sessions a day over two days, one session a week for six weeks, etc. COVID and the events of the last few years have taken a tremendous toll on our health and well-being. This unique curriculum was developed by CTSE and Priority Spokane to provide tools and support to address stress and trauma.
The curriculum covers:
- Trauma prevention & recovery
- Coping with stress & uncertainty
- Managing increased work, life, and relationship stressors
- Accurate expression & validation: improving communication
- Managing attention & emotion
- Building connections
- Understanding grief & loss
- Reducing suffering through opposite action
“The COVID Stress and Trauma Group was one Zoom meeting I couldn’t wait to attend every week. The tools it provided were life-changing and the support greatly appreciated.” – Tammy
Groups use evidence-based techniques and are led by trained individuals. Priority Spokane offers free virtual STEP trainings for group leaders to successfully lead or co-lead groups. Who are STEP Groups for? Almost anyone! These groups can be adapted for colleagues, clients, communities, or even just a group of friends.
This training has been made possible thanks to the generous support of these Priority Spokane members: Better Health Together, Innovia Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, & Providence Health Services.
What others have said about STEP (formerly CSTEP):
The Group Leader Training-
“The training exceeded my expectations and was the most valuable training I’ve taken all year.”
“These are the tools and the support we need right now. I’m excited to share this with my clients & colleagues.”
“I cried. I laughed. I learned a lot. I’d say that’s a successful group wouldn’t you? I recommend this.”
“I use the lessons and practices from CSTEP daily. At first I wasn’t sure about meeting virtually, but I really enjoyed each week’s group.”
“This was a Zoom group I actually looked forward to each week.”