An Introduction to Stress First Aid for Healthcare Workers
This workshop is open to faculty and staff.
Stress First Aid (SFA) is a self-care and peer support model developed for those in high-stress professions. It is a framework to improve recovery from stress reactions by teaching emotional support strategies that help to address early signs of stress in an ongoing way (not just after "critical incidents" or acute stressors), as well as to identify work-level and organizational factors that impact well-being. SFA is based on a set of five evidence-based elements that have been linked to resilience and recovery after stress. Goals of SFA include helping connect people to internal and external resources (e.g., coping skills, social support) and teaching colleagues how to support one another. In this introductory session, learn about the principles of SFA and how to bring the SFA approach to your team.
This program is highly interactive and includes small group breakout sessions.
- Describe the Stress First Aid model of self-care and peer support
- Identify five research-based elements for resilience and recovery after stress
- Plan the implementation of Stress First Aid in your work setting
Kelcey J. Stratton, Ph.D.
Program Manager, Resilience and Well-Being Services
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry