SAFER-R Peer Support


SAFER-R Peer Support - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

In-person training on crisis support, and an optional suicide prevention and intervention training, with Katja Hurt. A Leadership Development Series presentation.

  • Casual

8:30am-12:00pm at the Seattle Program Center in Cascade room.

Learn the fundamentals of supporting someone through a crisis using the SAFER-R model of psychological first aid (Stabilize, Acknowledge, Facilitate, Encourage, Recover, or Refer)


Katjarina “Katja” Hurt (she/her/hers) is the Founder and Director of the non-profit organization, Wilderness Chaplains. She has over 16 years experience as a ski patroller, primarily at Snoqualmie Pass, with a focus on Psychological First Aid and Outdoor Emergency Care instruction. She is a master-level trainer and is certified to teach by the Question-Persuade-Refer Institute and the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. Katja has a background in law enforcement with Washington State and Missouri Departments of Correction. She currently serves as a volunteer chaplain with the King County Sherriff’s Office in Washington State and regularly assists local SAR and Mountain Rescue teams in the Puget Sound region.

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