Caring for the Caregiver in a time of Crisis (videos)
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During a pandemic response, healthcare workers are at risk for emotional distress which is a function of the unique challenges of the role (not the individuals in the role!).
Coping with Grief and Bereavement during COVID-19
The COVID-19 epidemic has lead us to experience significant and cumulative loss. From our own personal loss, to mourning the loss of patients, and mourning our sense of normalcy, we are experiencing ongoing individual and collective grief. The disruptions to our everyday routines can contribute to a sense of uncertainty and powerlessness. Further, our coping resources are under constant strain making it more challenging to cope with loss and bereavement through our traditional rituals and social supports. Thus, it is important to acknowledge our grief, learn ways to adapt and manage it, as well as make meaning from our experiences.
Skills for Resilience and Recovery after COVID-19
The skills needed for building resilience and recovery can change after the immediate aftermath of a pandemic response has passed. This program is designed to reduce distress, identify existing coping skills, improve functioning, and potentially lower the need for formal mental health treatment.
Resilience is an ability that can be strengthened through the implementation of skills and strategies in the weeks, months and years after an adverse event has occurred. Participants will be taught a variety skills in order to develop an action plan to move forward and accelerate recovery while also increasing self-competence.
Pandemic Resilience Response Workshop
During a pandemic response, healthcare workers are at risk for emotional distress which is a function of the unique challenges of the role. This workshop reviews: signs of psychological distress, ways to identify and build resilience, techniques for relieving stress and finding emotional supports.