After the training event, certified facilitators know how to
encourage the group to make room for all of its voices;
short-circuit personal sagas; engage the group in subjects of
collective interest; encourage collective thought; and circumvent
negative interactions by identifying common ground for real
discussion among group participants.
Family Support Group facilitators make use of the strategies,
structures, and processes they have learned from the training events
to ensure the group provides a place that is safe and maintains
Facilitator trainees are required to go through an application and
screening process before being approved to attend a training event.