A Trauma-Informed Approach
Date: Friday, October 9th, 2020
Time: 9:00am - 12:15pm (CST)
Where: Online (Zoom)
CEUs: 3 hours (Iowa Board of Social Work and Iowa Board of Behavioral Sciences)*
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This workshop provides a timely overview on how to view the current COVID-19 pandemic within the context of stress, trauma, and overall physical and mental health functioning. This workshop will be divided into three parts. First, there will be a comprehensive overview of the research regarding past pandemics (e.g., SARS, MERS, H1N1, etc.) and their effect on physical and mental health, along with social functioning and behavior. The latest research regarding COVID-19 and mental health will also be included. Additional content will include identifying the protective factors that were found to increase resiliency and minimize mental and physical health issues. Second, there will be a comprehensive discussion connecting current pandemic-related risk factors that can lead acute stress reactions, trauma/PTSD, and secondary/vicarious trauma responses. Third, a variety of evidence-informed approaches to disaster response, along with techniques that can be used to address acute stress reactions and long-term stress, will be discussed. Front-line health workers, medical professionals, mental health counselors, and first-responders are highly encouraged to attend. All participants will receive a copy of the PowerPoint, video recording of the session, and a CEU certificate (if requested).
*CEUs are typically applicable to out-of-state licensing boards of similar professions. If you are unsure if these credits will apply, it is recommended you contact your state’s licensing board for confirmation).