This document is Appendix F for the Council's Coping With Technological Disasters Guidebook. This appendix is a resource for those looking to provide peer support in the event of a technological disaster such as an oil spill.
Full guide: Coping With Technological Disasters Guidebook.
Updated in 2023, the latest revisions reflect the current understanding of peer-to-peer support and active listening. The manual begins by explaining the value of peer listening, followed by sections on understanding disasters, building peer listening skills, recognizing common challenges, and seeking and providing support. A limited list of additional national and Alaska-based resources is provided in conclusion.
See related article: How learning to listen can help communities heal from disasters