The “Risk and Resilience: Understanding Secondary Traumatic Stress Post-Pandemic” webinar will be presented by the Military Families Learning Network on Aug. 31.
The free webinar will be from 10-11 a.m., and an RSVP is required for attendance. To RSVP, go to http://tx.ag/MFLN.
Military caregiving webinars are offered through the Texas Military Program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to provide professional development and interactive resources for professionals and others providing care to injured military.
“The negative impact of traumatic events can go beyond those who directly experience them to the caregivers who provide services for them,” said Rachel Brauner, AgriLife Extension program specialist with the agency’s Texas Military Program, Bryan-College Station. “This secondary traumatic stress can have a negative impact on social and occupational functioning.”
She said the webinar is designed to help caregivers understand the complexities of secondary traumatic stress and to give them some tools to recognize and address this condition.
Brian Bride, Ph.D., a distinguished university professor in the School of Social Work at Georgia State University, will be the presenter. He will introduce attendees to the concept of secondary traumatic stress and its symptoms, as well as provide some strategies to minimize the negative impact secondary traumatic stress has on caregivers.
At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to:
— Understand how secondary traumatic stress is similar to, and different from, related constructs.
— Identify symptoms of secondary traumatic stress and how to recognize them in oneself and others.
— Recognize risk and resilience factors associated with secondary traumatic stress.
— Learn some best practices in self-care to prevent or ameliorate secondary traumatic stress.
Continuing education credit is available for social workers, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, board-certified patient advocates, case managers and certified family life educators.
For more information, contact Brauner at 979-321-5021 or firstname.lastname@example.org.