Psychological First Aid and Resilience for Families, Friends & Neighbors – Free Red Cross Class

Icy, flooded road with partially submerged car and water rescue team transporting pets

Natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and wildfires happen regularly and will continue into the future.

You’ve probably build a basic emergency supply kit so you are prepared physically in the event of a disaster with water, extra medicines, batteries, maybe a radio. But what about preparing mentally?

Here is an opportunity to build your mental preparedness kit as well. Learn skills that can help you to mentally or emotionally cope with these crises and to return to your pre-crisis status quickly. The American Red Cross of Alaska will host a class on coping with stress and building resilience in each other and our children.

Psychological resilience is the ability to “bounce back” from stressful situations.

This class will help you learn about:

  • Your strengths and how to enhance your own resilience and that of your children.
  • How to recognize stress in adults and children and how we react to it.
  • How you can support others during challenging life circumstances.
  • How to provide psychological first aid.
  • How to assist people in finding additional help from mental health professionals and other resources.

When: March 21st from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm.

Where: Willow Community Center – 23625 W. Willow Community Circle

RSVP

Send an email to Paul Bossart, Disaster Mental Health Lead at paul.bossart@redcross.org and include the number of people in your email.

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