Tag: Resilience

Trauma-Informed Care: What it is and Why it Matters: Three-Part Webinar Series

This three-part webinar series, for local health department and FQHC staff, will explore key concepts around trauma-informed care. From the challenges in the lives of our most vulnerable community members to the global upheaval brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, we see the impacts of trauma all around us. In this series, we will define trauma and examine techniques for reducing its effect in our workplace and in the communities we serve.

Session 1: What is trauma? 
What is the difference between a bad experience and a traumatic event? We will discuss the definition of trauma. We will also examine the findings of the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, the largest study of its kind that correlates adversity in childhood with the leading causes of early deaths in adults. The neurobiology of trauma sheds light on what interventions lead to healthier out-comes. We will also discuss how positive childhood experiences correlate with resilience.

Session 2: Trauma and marginalized communities 
The marginalization of groups based on race, gender, culture, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. exacerbates the experience of trauma and adversity. We will discuss how racism and other forms of oppression impact individual and community health, as well as how policies and practices aimed at addressing hidden biases support healing and resilience.

Session 3: Helping the helper
Many people come to work in helping professions because of their own experiences with trauma and adversity. In serving individuals that have been impacted by trauma, helpers can be further affected by secondary traumatic stress and vicarious trauma. We will explore how this happens, as well as strategies to counteract it.

Presented by: Andrus Sanctuary Institute in collaboration with New York State Association of County Health Officials

Flourishing through Adversity: How Can Stress and Emotional Experiences Make Us Resilient and Avoid Burnout
Flourishing through Adversity: How Can Stress and Emotional Experiences Make Us Resilient and Avoid Burnout Christian Gloria, PhD, MA,CHES® Associate Professor & Deputy Chair, Dept. of Sociomedical Sciences Director, MPH Certificate in Health Promotion Research & Practice Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Principal Investigator, Region 2 Public Health Training Center Board Member, New York State Public Health Association Livestreaming: February 6th, 2024 at 12-1 pm ET

Course Objective

  • Understand the relationships among stress, emotions, burnout, and health. 
  • Measure and monitor one’s “positivity ratio” and explain the implications of these scores. 
  • Identify and apply effective strategies to cope with stress, reduce negative emotional experiences, prevent burnout, and promote resilience. 

Date: February 6, 2024

Presenters:
Christian Gloria, PhD, MA, CHES.
Associate Professor & Deputy Chair, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Director, MPH Certificate in Health Promotion Research & Practice, Principal Investigator Region 2 Public Health Training Center, Board Member, New York State Public Health Association


How do you handle stress and stressors at work, school, and life? This session presented current research in positive psychology, emotionality, and health. Dr. Gloria discussed how experiences of certain emotions affect our abilities to cope with stress, and their influences on our mental and physical health. During this talk, audience members participated in an exercise to score their own stressors and emotional experiences, and learned the implications of their results. The session then concluded with recommendations on how to reduce stress, increase positivity, improve coping, be happier, be healthier, and be able to flourish at work, school, and in life. 

Adaptation to Stress: Five Practices to Cultivate Resilience and Work-Life Wellbeing
Adaptation to Stress: Five Practices to Cultivate Resilience and Work-Life Wellbeing Mary Steinhardt, EdD Professor and Associate Vice President for Research, Research Integrity Officer The University of Texas at Austin Livestreaming: September 13th, 2022 at 12-1 pm ET

Course Objective

  • Examine your work-life wellbeing and causes of work-life conflict
  • Explain a model of resilience (stressors, protective factors, adaptive & maladaptive coping strategies, resilience, thriving)
  • List five practices to cultivate resilience (mindfulness, using stress to grow, self-leadership, positivity, renewal)

Date: September 13th, 2022

Presenter:
Mary Steinhardt, EdD
Professor and Associate Vice President for Research – Research Integrity Officer,
The University of Texas at Austin


In this month’s Log-in2Learn, Dr. Mary Steinhardt presents practices that can be used to adapt to change and stressful situations, promoting resilience and work-life wellbeing. She starts by defining work-life wellbeing and discusses strategies to optimize it. She then explains the stress response and presents a model of resilience. Dr. Steinhardt concludes by presenting five practices that can be used to grow our resilience.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Examine your work-life wellbeing and causes of work-life conflict
  2. Explain a model of resilience (stressors, protective factors, adaptive & maladaptive coping strategies, resilience, thriving)
  3. List five practices to cultivate resilience (mindfulness, using stress to grow, self-leadership, positivity, renewal
Redefining Resilience in the Post-COVID Era
Redefining Resilience in the Post-COVID Era MATEO BELEN, MSW Trainer and Principle Consultant, A Mateo Consulting Livestreaming: August 3rd, 2021 at 12-1 pm ET

Course Objective

  • Discuss how COVID 19 has exacerbated disparities within health departments.
  • Describe how to utilize trauma informed principles to shift internal policies and procedures to support resiliency amongst staff.
  • Identify the stages of trauma resilience and implementation into policies.
  • Explain the importance of viewing staff as whole people within an equity and resilience framework.

Date: August 3rd, 2021

Presenter:
Mateo Belen, MSW
Trainer and Principle Consultant
A Mateo Consulting


In this month’s Log-in2Learn webinar, Mateo Belen, MSW, discusses how organizations can shift internal policies and procedures to support resilience amongst staff in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. He begins by introducing us to basic trauma informed principles and explains the need to consider impacts based on race and gender. Belen highlights the need to acknowledge racism as a public health crisis and the importance of recognizing its effects amongst our employees in addition to the communities we serve. He then spends time talking about how resilience can be seen as a coping mechanism and how it can be fostered by organizations. He shares effective strategies that can be incorporated into work structures in order to support resilience and provide adequate backing to employees in times of crisis.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss how COVID 19 has exacerbated disparities within health departments.
  2. Describe how to utilize trauma informed principles to shift internal policies and procedures to support resiliency amongst staff.
  3. Identify the stages of trauma resilience and implementation into policies.
  4. Explain the importance of viewing staff as whole people within an equity and resilience framework.
Region 2 Public Health Training Center