• Apr 16, 2021 - Apr 16, 2021
  • 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Online

The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS), is pleased to offer our Resilience Strategies for Educators: Techniques for Self-Care and Peer Support Train-the-Educator Virtual Training by Request designed to assist caregivers in schools and districts that have a school community that is experiencing social, emotional, and psychological difficulties related to disasters.

This training was originally developed by the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS), in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and ED’s Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center, for the purpose of serving the Gulf Coast region after exposure to the environmental, economic, and community impact of the oil spill in the Gulf Coast, as well as prior tragedies like Hurricane Katrina. Grief, loss, and change from recurring disasters and their aftermaths can leave a school community feeling anxious, confused, and insecure. This training can help educators be better prepared to help when emotional and behavioral reactions to these events occur. Participants will also be provided strategies for self-care to promote positive personal and professional outcomes. This training can be applied to all schools with students and staff who have experienced disasters or crises and are coping with recovery.

Training Objectives

* Increase awareness and understand the impact of stress, burnout and compassion fatigue on the comprehensive education/academic environment
* Identify signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue, both professionally and personally
* Create a professional self-care plan to support and improve effectiveness of current and future work with students impacted by stress, loss, and trauma
* Identify and understand the 5 steps to Psychological First Aid- Listen, Protect, Connect, Model, and Teach (PFA-LPCMT) in daily classroom situations and emergency management plans
* Facilitate the creation of a practical action plan to be implemented within 60 days of completion of training

Who Should Attend?

The intended audiences for this training are school counselors and psychologists, administrators, and educators in areas that have been impacted by traumatic events and/or natural disasters.

When: Friday, April 16, 2021
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT
Host: Criminal Justice Institute – Arkansas Center for School Safety
Register for this virtual training session online at: https://remstacenter.org/TBR/TrainingRegistration.aspx?trainingsid=5384
Registration for this event closes on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. (ET).