Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on April 22, 2021. The Southeast Mental Health Technology Transfer Center co-sponsored this webinar.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a second pandemic of stress, anxiety and fear. As public health workers, your work has a unique level of stress during this time. We are best able to maintain our mental health through these difficult times if we stay aware of the effects of stress, take steps to stay mentally healthy, and maintain connections with others. This webinar will offer information on awareness, self-care and connection with others so public health workers can develop a plan for maintaining their mental health. We will discuss common issues such as coping with fear, anxiety and loss; changing work demands; navigating family relationships; and coping with an uncertain future as the pandemic continues.
The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.
This recording is approximately 70 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact email@example.com.
About the Trainer
Dr. Mark R. Evces is a psychologist in private practice and co-editor, with Gertie Quitangon, MD, of Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health: Understanding Risks and Promoting Resilience, published by Routledge Press. He is founder of WorkHaven Consulting Group, a team of clinical psychologists helping nonprofit organizations foster well-being and psychological resilience.
Prior to his consulting work, Dr. Evces was the Assistant Director of Mental Health in the NYU School of Medicine WTC Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence (NYUSOM CCE) and Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. His research has examined the effects of psychotherapy on reducing posttraumatic stress in first responders.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- explain the impact of stress and anxiety during traumatic events.
- discuss the importance of staying socially connected during social distancing.
- identify two coping mechanisms for navigating an uncertain future during a pandemic.
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module
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