Right after a trauma, almost every survivor will find himself or herself unable to stop thinking about what happened. Stress reactions, such as increased fear, nervousness, jumpiness, upsetting memories, and efforts to avoid reminders, will gradually decrease over time for most people. However, for some, the anxiety and fear begin to take control and negatively impacts their job and relationships. The key is to recognize the impact of the trauma and to rely on appropriate support and treatment.
This interactive eLearning program contains three modules that move you towards insight and understanding around the issues of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder so that you can provide much needed support and understanding.
"This was the best use of an hour of my time"
In under 60 minutes, you will:
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
- Understand the reactions to trauma and the development of PTSD
- Identify what signs may indicate the presence of PTSD
- Utilize strategies to effectively provide support
- Implement a simple but effective four-step action plan to assess the situation, identify needs and intervene safely and appropriately (Mental Health Conversation 4-Step Action Plan = ALEC)
- Improve comfort in supporting a traumatized co-worker
- Validate and direct those experiencing PTSD to helpful resources to minimize the negative impact that this illness can have on the individual, their family and their livelihood
Module One: Introduction To PTSD
This introduction to the complex issue of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and the factors that put people at risk.
This module will:
- Compare myths and misconceptions about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with factual information
- Understand our response to trauma and the development of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Module Two: What To Look For
Recognize the signs and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Expand your understanding of the signs and symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Explores the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the workplace
- Understand basic treatments associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Module Three: How To Support A Co-Worker Who May Be Struggling
Recovery is aided by the presence of people who believe in and stand by the person dealing with a mental health challenge. They need a person whom they can trust to be there for them. They need people that believe in them, even when they do not believe in themselves. They need people who listen and understand even when things may not make sense. This module looks at how you can be that person.
This module will help you to:
- Provides skills and strategies to approach a colleague, friend or family member who may be struggling
- Implement a simple and effective four-step action plan to assess the situations, identify needs and intervene appropriately using our Supportive Conversations Action Plan called ALEC
- Improve comfort in addressing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the workplace
- Determine actions that can be taken to support psychological health and safety in the workplace
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:
Providing Understanding and Support
is an eLearning course helping you
to increase your knowledge and skills in order to reduce stigma and move towards positive outcomes.
Successful organizations know that healthy employees are a competitive edge, however, there are systemic and organizational factors that affect the mental health of workers.
Does your organization:
- have an overall health policy stating your organization's intent to protect and promote the mental health of all employees?
- have a formal assessment process to determine employee needs and preferences in regards to enhancing their mental health and ensuring a psychologically healthy workplace?
- educate employees and leaders in healthy workplace principles and methods?
- through its leaders demonstrate through their actions, a commitment to providing a psychologically healthy workplace?
If not, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can help to get you and your team on the right track!