REALTALK LUNCH&LEARN: Creative Tools for Compassion Fatigue Transformation

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The Shoulder

31214 Coleman Lane

Spanish Fort, AL 36527

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THE TOPIC: Creative Tools for Compassion Fatigue Transformation

"Our research assessed the prevalence of secondary traumatic stress (STS) among mental health providers working with military patients. We also investigated personal, work-related, and exposure-related correlates of STS. Finally, using meta-analysis, the mean level of STS symptoms in this population was compared with the mean level of these symptoms in other groups. Participants (N = 224) completed measures of indirect exposure to trauma (i.e., diversity, volume, frequency, ratio), appraisal of secondary exposure impact, direct exposure to trauma, STS, and work characteristics. The prevalence of STS was 19.2%. Personal history of trauma, complaints about having too many patients, and more negative appraisals of the impact caused by an indirect exposure to trauma were associated with higher frequency of STS symptoms. A meta-analysis showed that the severity of intrusion, avoidance, and arousal symptoms of STS was similar across various groups of professionals indirectly exposed to trauma (e.g., mental health providers, rescue workers, social workers)," -The Journal of Mental and Nervous Disease

THE REALTALK LUNCH&LEARN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

This educational program is free and open to anyone in the community who is interested in the community. Gulf Coast Mental Health Coalition, in partnership with the University of South Alabama Office of Continuing Medical Education, offers 1 CME/CEU credit for your attendance at this program.

The focus of this program is to expand participant’s knowledge and skills in the negative effects of indirect trauma exposure on mental health providers:

- What are the differences in vicarious traumatization, compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress (STS).

- Recognizing Signs and Symptoms in Communications and Non-Verbal Behaviors

- Best Practices to Change Behaviors in both Personal and Work-Related Relationships

Target Audience
Social workers, nurse practitioners, primary care physicians, psychologists, other mental health clinicians, community health advocates, and any other educational or medical professional, business owners, human resource managers, parents and caregivers of individuals with a depression and/or anxiety diagnosis.

THE SPEAKER: SHER GRAHAM, EVP, Neurobehavioral Education/Coaching, Synergy Solutions Collaborative: BH/OC, Mobile, AL

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, these programs are for adults, aged 18 and older.

What can I bring into the event?

Bring Your lunch and enjoy learning while taking time for you. Nourish your mental and physical health!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For information, contact Sher Graham at realtalkmwal@gmail.com or 251.404.3924.

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