When crisis and disaster strike a health care facility, house of worship, school, business workplace, or a community at large, there's more than physical injures that demand urgent attention. The burden of psychological distress and injury will far outweigh and outlast physical distress. In the wake of adversity, large or small, it has been estimated that roughly 25 percent of those directly affected will be in need of some form of acute psychological crisis intervention. In addition, it has been recognized that emergency responders and health care professionals may also be vulnerable to vicarious stress and trauma.
Health care professionals, educators, mental health clinicians, employee assistance professionals, first responders, and lay people are invited to attend a two-day training workshop, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., to learn the Johns Hopkins RAPID model of Psychological First Aid (PFA). The model is unique in that it consists of a platform solidly grounded in theory and statistical modeling, evidence informed components, and an empirically validated clinical protocol designed to address the needs of individuals in acute distress, while at the same time enhancing organizational and community resilience.
There is no cap to this benefit. Additionally, this benefit does not deduct from the annual $5,250 allotment for credit courses.