Event Format

Webinar

Date

Tue, May 26, 2020, 01:00 PM – Tue, May 26, 2020, 02:00 PM

Cost

FREE

Type

Webinars

Event Host

Contact Information

ASHHRA
312-422-3720

Description

As a country we are continually adapting and being proactive when addressing the physical health of our health care staff, but what are we doing about their mental health now and in the future? Explore how the trauma of this pandemic is affecting our health care workforce and what supports are available as we navigate what the future holds. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) will be introduced as an educational opportunity to help leaders and human resources professionals do what they do best – help others. This webinar will provide understanding, resources and strategies on the basics of trauma, recognizing signs and symptoms of common mental health concerns, and how to access appropriate support. Mental health cannot be an afterthought in coping with a pandemic and this webinar will introduce you to basic skills needed to support health care employee well-being in this new environment and beyond. 

Objectives

  1. Identify three ways that MHFA can be utilized to support the mental health and well-being within a health care setting.  
  2. Define trauma and the impact of the pandemic on staff well-being in the health care environment.
  3. Recognize four signs and symptoms of the most common mental health concerns and specific strategies to support someone that may need assistance or be in crisis. 
  4. Locate and provide connection to appropriate internal and external resources and support.

Credits

1 CHHR

Price

FREE

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Presenters

Betsy Schwartz

Betsy Schwartz
Vice President, Public Education and Strategic Initiatives, Mental Health First Aid
The National Council for Behavioral Health

Betsy Schwartz oversees the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program at the National Council for Behavioral Health. MHFA is a public education program taught throughout the USA by over 18,000 instructors and has trained over two million Americans. She leads the headquarter infrastructure for MHFA, including a team of 39 and an annual budget of $26 million. MHFA, an international program evidence-based practice, is positioned to become as common as First Aid and CPR. Ms. Schwartz also leads collaboration with national organizations to build partnerships for MHFA, including a partnership with the Born This Way Foundation, a program created by Lady Gaga to address youth mental health issues.

 
Jennifer Cox

Jennifer Cox, M.A.
Mental Health First Aid National Trainer
The National Council for Behavioral Health

Jennifer Cox serves as the National Trainer for Mental Health First Aid at Work at the National Council for Behavioral Health. MHFA is a public education program taught throughout the USA by over 18,000 instructors and has trained over two million Americans. She leads the team of National Instructors for MHFA at Work, designs curricula, and facilitates specialized educational opportunities all across the USA. Jennifer is also a certified National Trainer and Instructor for Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid curricula. She has contributed to the more than two million individuals being trained across the country since 2013.


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