Bouvé launches resilience and behavioral health workshop series for first responders

The Bouvé College of Health Sciences and the Northeastern University Seattle campus are joining forces for a new virtual workshop series, First Responder Resilience and Behavioral Health.

The workshop series is geared toward first responders from all areas: law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, dispatch, leaders and supervisiors in these fields. It 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 preventative measures such as self-care and peer-to-peer support.

This is a three-part workshop series that will provide participants with the opportunity to learn more about the unique factors that impact behavioral health for responders, and a set of tools and strategies to manage and grow from the challenges inherent in the work.

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).

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