CDP Presents: An Introduction to Stress First Aid Online via Zoom
16 December, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern
Description: Stress First Aid (SFA) is a framework of functions that have been shown to be helpful in situations of ongoing adversity. It has been organized into both self-care / peer support and public-facing models. As self-care and peer support model, SFA comprises a set of supportive actions designed to help those in high stress jobs better care for themselves and assist each other in reducing the negative impacts of stress. This model recognizes that “critical incidents” are not the only stressors that professionals in high stress jobs face, and is therefore based on acknowledgement that stress can be ongoing and cumulative, resulting from multiple sources, and resistant to formal intervention for many reasons such as stigma, lack of time, and cultural factors. Therefore, SFA is designed to be attentive to multiple sources of stress, as well as being practical, flexible, and tailored to the specific styles and needs of those involved. Stress First Aid has also been versioned for first responders, healthcare workers, and crisis counselors who are supporting the public in crisis situations or in the context of ongoing adversity. This 90-minute SFA training will offer an overview of SFA components and discuss how it can be adapted and applied to work with those working in many settings.
Target Audience: For behavioral health/healthcare providers who treat military personnel, Veterans, and their families.
To access the course, on the day of the event, log into your account here: https://deploymentpsych.ce21.com/Account/MyAccount and click on the green "Launch Webinar" button.
For a quick summary of the webinar direct from the presenter, Dr. Patricia Watson, check out the B.L.U.F (Bottom Line, Up Front) below!
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Appraise the basic foundation of Stress First Aid.
- Differentiate indicators of significant stress
- Incorporate basic SFA support actions into practice
This course will be presented via Zoom teleconferencing software. Zoom is browser-based, however an add-in may need to be installed before attending. Participants can test their computer's capabilities by clicking here (or visiting https://zoom.us/test). We recommend those using Internet connections on government or military locations test their ability to load Zoom in advance of the event to ensure there are no technical difficulties. Microphones and webcams are not necessary, but you will need a computer with working speakers or headphones. If you encounter connection difficulties when using your computer, the Zoom app is also available for iOS and Android devices.
Continuing Education Details:
CE details for this event are still being finalized. This section will be updated in advance of the event.
The Center for Deployment Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Center for Deployment Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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