Facilitating a support group is an important role. Peers, staff, and licensed clinicians can facilitate a support group. The key is preparation and training. Whomever you choose to facilitate your support group it is important that they have knowledge of group dynamics. Other areas to focus on include facilitator roles and functions, communication and interaction patterns, managing challenging behaviors, group norms, and vicarious trauma. Group facilitation trainings and online materials are available for gathering more information.