Register now for the Family Support live, online learning session hosted by the Center for Schools and Communities with support from the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL).
Finding Meaning and Navigating a New Normal: Self-Care While Supporting Others
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. EDT
Presenter: Stephanie Colvin-Roy, Training and Organizational Development Associate and Lead I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) International Trainer, Center for the Promotion of Social and Emotional Learning (CPSEL) at the Center for Schools and Communities
Description: The world has changed. Our current situation is temporary, things will be different on the other side and lead to some permanent changes. David Kessler, author and world-renowned expert on grief, explains that many people are experiencing multiple griefs including anticipatory grief in response to COVID-19. Anticipatory grief is anxiety about our “imagined futures”, uncertainty and fears of the unknown. Participants attending this virtual workshop will identify and practice strategies for understanding and managing stages of grief including Kessler’s 6th stage, finding meaning. Embracing a new normal requires resilience, participants will examine concepts from the psychology of resilience including psychiatrist, Victor Frankle’s tragic optimism and benefit-finding. Characteristics of compassion fatigue and crisis related stress will be identified and participants will examine strategies for establishing and maintaining physical and psychological wellbeing. Participants will discuss effective ways to communicate with others to increase successful client support.
- Identify the stages of grief and practice strategies for managing grief;
- Define tragic optimism and identify characteristics of resilient individuals;
- List strategies to promote resilience and activities that provide meaning and purpose;
- Identify the behavioral, physical, emotional, and psychological signs of crisis stress and strategies for physical and psychological health;
- Identify effective communication techniques to increase successful client support.
Registration: There is no cost to participate.
All registrants will receive an email confirmation regarding the status of their participation and instructions on how to access the meeting room in order to participate in the event.
ADA Accommodations: Participation by all individuals is encouraged. A recording of this webinar with closed captioning and a transcript will be available on the Family Support website within seven (7) days of the live event. Will you require hearing impaired live captioning services? If so, please respond in the registration form no later than 72 business hours prior to the webinar. If you would like to contact us directly, please email or phone contact Jennifer Esposito at the Center for Schools and Communities at (717) 763-1661, ext. 161 or via email at email@example.com
Certificates: If you are participating as part of a group, make sure that the full names and email addresses of all attendees are typed in the Chat box. To receive a certificate you must attend the training from beginning to the end.
Family Support at Center for Schools and Communities (PA PAT State Office, Children’s Trust Fund, and Strengthening Families Protective Factors and Leadership Team) will be hosting more live, online sessions designed to address topics of relevance to Family Support program sites. Please mark your calendar with the following dates:
June 3, 2020 – Parent Leadership
If you have any questions about this online presentation, please contact Jennifer Esposito at the Center for Schools and Communities at (717) 763-1661, ext. 161 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.