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Coping with the Aftermath of Violence and Mass Shootings

A 90 minutes workshop for employees that builds foundational knowledge and allows for the opportunity to discuss and practice
  • 90 minutes
  • Workshop
  • General Audience

Description

As the number of mass shootings rises nationwide so do levels of anxiety, sadness, and frustration. This workshop explores the impacts of mass shootings on our individual and collective mental health and wellbeing, highlighting the effects on adults, children and youth.  Explore a trauma-informed approach and ways to cope with anxiety in this troubling context, including how to speak to children and youth about a problem that is not going away.

Description

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize mental health impacts of stress related to violence and mass shootings.
  • Identify signs of anxiety from traumatic events on adults, youth and children.
  • Practice techniques and tools to support anxiety management during events of major stress, such as mass shootings.

Structure

A 90 minute -instructor led training session that combines lecture elements with a variety of engaging elements like Q&A, group discussion, as well as polling and chat functionality when delivered virtually