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Leadership Check-Up Series: Developing Your Resiliency as a Public Health Professional

Join us for Leadership Check-Up Series: Developing Your Resiliency as a Public Health Professional, a special webinar offering from ASTHO and the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Behavioral Health Training Institute (BHTI).

As our nation continues to struggle with COVID-19, public health professionals working on the front lines leading activities may be feeling angry, confused, stressed, and dismayed. Join national behavioral health and resilience experts for 60 minute sessions of conversation, reflection, and nourishment to help you continue the vital work of responding to COVID-19 while better supporting your families, friends, co-workers, and communities.

Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT

When Your Help is Perceived as Harm: Making Sense of Public Reactions to Public Health Action

Aug. 4, 2020, 1-2 p.m. ET

Speaker: Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT—Director, Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health

This one-hour webinar provides public health officials with an opportunity to understand how the national climate around COVID-19 and health is causing moral injury: the betrayal by people or institutions that should have been trusted to do the right thing. We will explore how leadership is impacted by moral injury and what we can do to support ourselves and our staff during this tumultuous time.

 
 
Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT

Crisis Leadership and Resiliency: A Trauma-Informed Approach to COVID-19 Response

Aug. 20, 2020, 1-2 p.m. ET

Speaker: Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT—Director, Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health

This one-hour workshop identifies public health leadership strategies to minimize the impact of anxiety on staff, as well as techniques to promote resiliency and self-care in a trauma-informed way.

 
 
Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT and Joan Kenerson King, RN, MSN

Avoiding COVID-19 Burnout: Self-Care and Resiliency for Public Health Leaders

Sept. 10, 2020, 3-4 p.m. ET

Speaker: Joan Kenerson King, RN, MSN—Integrated Health Senior Consultant, National Council for Behavioral Health 
Speaker: Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT—Director, Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health

General concerns and anxieties can be difficult to manage during the best of situations, but what happens when you are trying to manage them as a leader amid a public health crisis? Learn about the range of individual and collective responses to trauma and practice strategies to effectively respond to stress and engage in self-care.

 
Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT and Joe Parks, MD

What Can We Learn from Crisis? Leadership, Post-Traumatic Growth and COVID-19

Sept. 24, 2020, 3-4 p.m. ET

Speaker: Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT—Director, Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health
Speaker: Joe Parks, MD—Medical Director, National Council for Behavioral Health

Our nation is experiencing a collective traumatic event, yet how we each manage this time will determine its individual and collective long-term impact. Explore the concept of post-traumatic growth and how to harness it to emerge from this crisis in a positive direction, both personally and professionally.

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Linda Henderson-Smith, PH.D. LPC, Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT, and Amelia Roeschlein, DSW, MA, LMFT

Systematic Racism, Health Disparities, and COVID-19: Leading through Complex Trauma with Resilience and Hope

Oct. 8, 2020, 3-4 p.m. ET

Speaker: Linda Henderson-Smith, PH.D. LPC—Director, Children and Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health
Speaker: Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT—Director, Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health
Speaker: Amelia Roeschlein, DSW, MA, LMFT—Consultant, Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health

How do seemingly unrelated but overwhelming global events connect to create complex trauma? How do we reckon with systemic racism, health disparities, COVID-19, and the unprecedented social and economic stress impacting individuals, families, and communities across cultures, generations, genders, and racial groups? Join us to learn about the tools for supporting individuals as they develop healing and resiliency around complex trauma.

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Leadership Check Up Series speakers: Tramaine EL-Amin and Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT

Mental Health First Aid: A Primer for Public Health Professionals and Communities

Oct. 22, 2020, 3-4 p.m. ET

Speaker: Tramaine EL-Amin—Assistant Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, National Council for Behavioral Health
Speaker: Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT—Director, Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues. More importantly, however, it’s a tool that public health leaders across the United States have begun to employ to engage in early detection and intervention around the signs and symptoms of specific illnesses. The primer provides concrete tools and engagement with local mental health resources, national organizations, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addiction treatment and support.

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