Bouvé First Responder Resilience and Behavioral Health workshop series returns

The Bouvé College of Health Sciences and the Northeastern University Seattle campus are joining forces again for the return of its 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 meets 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 three-part workshop series 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 (July 12): 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 (July 19): 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 in effective workplace-appropriate crisis intervention.

Workshop 3 (July 26): 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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