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Time to Register: BCCAN Training Building Workforce Resilience to Stress and Trauma 2.5 hrs CE offered
August 15, 2019 - August 30, 2019
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Workshop Title: Building Workforce Resilience to Stress and Trauma
Date: October 3, 2019
Overview: Human services workers, including those working in behavioral health, housing and homelessness services, child welfare, probation, other first responders, and many others are exposed to stressors, including primary and/or secondary traumatic stressors during the course of their work. Posttraumatic effects are perfectly expectable responses to multiple, highly stressful experiences. We will review the risks for suffering from the effects of stressors and traumatic stressors for both frontline workers and also for supervisors and managers. We will cover what can be traumatic, who is at risk and how, what warning signs to look out for in oneself, coworkers, and supervisees, and what responses are helpful in the workplace and at home. These strategies include leveraging compassion satisfaction, vicarious resilience, and the potential of posttraumatic growth. We will review and design ways to start decreasing unnecessary exposure and increasing resilience to stressors. We will also consider when it is appropriate to seek additional care and support beyond the workplace.
This workshop will include presentation of information, followed by case-based activities for participants in small groups or teams, with instructor-facilitated debriefing. Participants will have the opportunity to design strategies for their work environments and the workshop will close with a large group discussion. Questions are welcome throughout the workshop.
Participants will be able to
- Distinguish between primary and secondary stress and trauma exposure
- Develop two individual strategies for reducing exposure to work-related stress and trauma
- Articulate at least two organizational strategies to mitigate work-related stress
9:00-9:15 am Welcome and Introduction
9:15-9:45 am Primary and Secondary Exposure to Stress, Risk factors and Impact
9:45-10:30 am Reducing Exposure
10:30-10:45 am Break
10:45-11:15 am Enhancing Resilience: Vicarious Resilience, Post Traumatic Growth, and Compassion Satisfaction
11:15-11:45 am Planning – sharing successes and planning next steps
11:45 am-Noon Closing discussion
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