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PsySTART – Responder Training Opportunities
February 18 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
The Washington State Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Group is pleased to offer February trainings for PsySTART Responder (PsySTART-R).
PsySTART-R is an evidence-based method for healthcare workers, first responders, and healthcare systems to build resilience, anticipate and track stressors, and develop individualized coping plans during critical incidents. After training, individuals set up their personal PsySTART account online, allowing them to track and graph their exposure to certain events that are more predictive of psychological risk, and set up a personal coping plan to address the risks. Only the individual can see and access their triage information. Note: Users may need to update their accounts after system updates occur.
Additionally, organizational leads can access de-identified, aggregated information on how their staff are doing and their risk levels. This information can be tracked to identify trends in real-time, allowing the organization to modify levels of support and offer early intervention as needed. This provides situational awareness and builds resilience within the organization.
- No cost to you or your organization
- No more than 30 minutes
- Held virtually in Zoom webinar
- Taught by professionals with disaster response expertise
To register, please select the date below. Early registration is encouraged.
About the Behavioral Health Group
Since March 2020, the COVID-19 Behavioral Health Group has worked to address the behavioral health impacts of COVID-19 by leading the statewide behavioral health response efforts. The group provides situational awareness on behavioral health impacts and capacity, works to build capacity to support long-term behavioral health needs, and provides tools and subject matter expertise on disaster behavioral health principles to promote emotional wellbeing. Due to the generosity of and the compassionate use offered by the Psy-START developer, Dr. Merritt Schreiber, the Behavioral Health Group is providing this program free of cost.