Full course description
Virtual Workshop Series
Dates: Information will be available soon
First responders experience unprecedented levels of stress in their daily professional and personal lives. These stresses have increased in recent times, due to risks to their health associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to the incidences of social unrest throughout the country. Caring for others has always carried a risk of fatigue and burnout, and that risk has been exacerbated at the current time.
This virtual workshop series is presented in collaboration between Northeastern University Bouvé College and Northeastern University Seattle. The series will meet the growing need for first responders to acquire key knowledge and awareness of the signs and symptoms of stress, burnout, compassion fatigue; as well as about preventive measures such as selfcare and peer to peer support.
The workshop series is geared toward first responders from all areas (law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, dispatch, leaders and supervisors in these fields).
Badge from Northeastern University: Participants who complete the workshop series could be eligible for a Badge.
Workshop 1: Managing long-term exposures to stress and trauma at work: common neurological and physical experiences, and how those experiences influence our interpersonal communication styles and strategies.
Workshop 2: Behavioral Health Support for yourself and others when crisis happens: How to identify and effectively address signs of Burnout, Compassion Fatigue and Moral Injury and engage effective workplace appropriate crisis intervention.
Workshop 3: Anticipate, Plan, Deter: Building a personal coping plan that works, that you will actually use, and how to engage in active and practical resilience building without doing yoga or starting a journal (unless you want to).
Note: the workshops will not be recorded.
Presenter: For CV click here