Coronavirus Disease Response in Washington State
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PsySTART-Responder Training Opportunities
January 11 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am
One event on November 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm
One event on November 16, 2021 at 12:00 pm
One event on November 19, 2021 at 8:00 am
One event on December 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm
One event on January 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm
For all healthcare/EMS & long-term care providers
The Washington State Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Group is pleased to offer 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.
- Taught by professionals with disaster response expertise
- No cost to you or your organization
- No more than 30 minutes
- Held virtually in Zoom webinar
January 11, 2022 registration link here
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.