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Webinar: New Age of Anxiety and Depression: Navigating Consumers through Stress During Chaotic Times

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

$10

This webinar is made possible through a generous Quality of Life Grant
from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

THE LINK TO THE WEBINAR WILL BE SENT TO YOU WITHIN 48 HOURS, ONE WEEK PRIOR, AND ONE DAY BEFORE THE WEBINAR AS REMINDERS

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Description
Baseline stress levels for many people have increased in recent years. In addition to personal and local stressors associated with motor impairments, we have all felt the effect of global stressors as well. This training will look at the cumulative effects of stress on mental and physical health and how individuals living with paralysis and motor impairments have been impacted by the pandemic. In an effort to mediate the effects of stress, the concept of resilience will be discussed as well as other models of intentionally reducing stress levels.

Objectives

  • Define “stress” and different types of stress that impact us and can make us more susceptible to anxiety and depression symptoms.
  • Identify specific impacts and vulnerabilities in populations living with paralysis and motor impairments.
  • Define “resiliency” and factors and behaviors that promote resiliency.
  • Discuss models of stress management and application to self and others that you support

Target Audience
This training is for older adults, and those living with paralysis, as well as those who provide care to individuals living with paralysis. In addition, this training is also for those who work in community settings such as aging care managers, housing staff, nurses, social workers, counselors, acute care and long-term care staff, substance abuse and mental health providers, as well as family members.

**Special Discount Code**
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is committed to providing opportunities to individuals with paralysis. In keeping with their mission, webinar scholarships are available for those living with paralysis, their family members and caregivers. If you or a family member is living with paralysis, please enter the following code at check-out to receive a scholarship.
Code: Superman

*CEUs
*”NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 2 CEUs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.”

Facilitator: Erin Edwards
Erin Edwards is a Board Certified Behavior Analysts, with a Masters in Psychology. Erin currently works for Penn State College of Medicine/ Hershey Medical Center with the Division of Autism within the Department of Psychiatry.  Erin and PennCares Support Services have worked together for many years developing trainings encompassing older adults and issues surrounding behavioral health. Erin has worked with children with autism and other mental health diagnoses across a variety of services, including specialized schooling, home and community BHRS services, intensive family based mental health services and currently outpatient services. Erin has also worked with adults, in community, home and work settings, with autism and co-morbid mood and mental health diagnoses, as well as hoarding behaviors and anxiety, depression and matters surrounding suicide.  In supervisory positions, Erin has provided a large variety of trainings to direct care staff with a focus on practical interventions strategies and reducing frustration or fatigue in caregiver positions.

Details

Date:
June 15
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
$10
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Website:
https://www.penncares.org/event/new-age-of-anxiety-and-depression-6-15-22/