Covid 20

Understanding the Psycho-Social Affect of the Corona Pandemic

Begin Date: June 8
Zoom Dates: June 10, June 17, June 24 and July 1 – all at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (2 hours every)
Facilitator: Omar Reda
Period: 4 weeks
Price: Free to First Responders and Important Employees; Particular Value to others of $15
Registration: Now open!

Course Description:

This 4- week (2- hour per week) interactive, on-line course is designed to cowl a number of distinctive features of how the trauma of the Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic impacts all of us on a person, familial and communal degree. How will we heal? How we are able to holistically are inclined to our well being and well-being whereas caring for our family members and our communities?

The main focus shall be on the invisible wounds of the pandemic, its long-term emotional impression on people, households and communities. A return to well-being is achieved by a trauma-informed strategy based on compassion, harnessing resilience and fostering self-care.

Omar Reda, your course teacher, has made out there three articles printed just lately with Psychiatric Occasions. These will present some perception into the analysis and expertise he brings to this topic:

Exploring the Position of Psychiatrists in Disasters

COVID-20: A Psychological Disaster

Heroes will not be presupposed to die


Course Define

Week 1
Trauma-Knowledgeable Care

What’s trauma? What makes an occasion traumatic?
Stress, misery, traumatic stress, poisonous stress, acute and post-traumatic stress
The Affect of trauma on the psyche of its survivors
Core beliefs shattered
Boundaries crossed
Trauma turns individuals unvoiced

Week 2
Working with Traumatized Populations

Tradition Issues
Language issues
We’re all refugees
Trauma makes some individuals regress
Responding to hate
What can we do when working with trauma survivors?
You don’t need to be a therapist to be therapeutic
Acknowledge frequent indicators and signs and know when to refer
FACT of group trauma
The language of the human coronary heart wants no translation
Listening to the Trauma Story
Not all people is able to inform it
Not everybody is ready to hear it
Don’t get misplaced within the jungle of signs and graphic particulars (rejoice tradition, inside power and protected wholesome coping types)

Week 3
Trauma and Household Dynamics

Households and Trauma
Working with traumatized youngsters and their caregivers
Serving to youngsters categorical and handle feelings, difficult adverse ideas, and problem-solving
Feeling protected boosts self-confidence
Constructing a assist system
Empowering, by no means underestimating the ability of phrases
Each youngster needs to be given the prospect to satisfy their full potential

Week 4
The Wounded Healer (Caring for the Caregiver)

Harnessing Resilience
What’s compassion fatigue (burnout, vicarious trauma), SOOTHE, LEAP, LATTE, AAA
The significance of self-care (why and the way, with out guilt)
Grounding, leisure, stress administration strategies and the ability of gratitude and compassion

Meet the Teacher


Receiving his grasp’s diploma from Harvard College in Refugee and World Psychological Well being after finishing medical college in Libya and whereas present process intensive coaching with the College of Tennessee,

Dr. Omar Reda is now a board-certified psychiatrist working towards on the Windfall Healthcare System.


Dr. Reda is a number one skilled in Psychotraumatology and Trauma-Knowledgeable Care in addition to the psychological well being of Muslims, immigrants and refugees, the Libyan revolution, and the Arab Spring, and is the writer of a number of books and a extremely sought-after dynamic public speaker.


Dwelling in Portland, Oregon along with his spouse and three daughters, Dr. Reda’s ardour for therapeutic focuses on tackling the household dysfunction and youth vulnerability ensuing from trauma.

Omar is the writer of Untangled. In regards to the guide:

Trauma creates substantial ache and struggling and might inevitably create cycles of dysfunction which will span generations. We are able to and will break these cycles and construct bridges of belief and empowerment that renew hope and assist households heal, not only for this technology however for the sake of all these to observe.

The excellent news is that youngsters are resilient and have innate talents to get better from their painful previous, heal the invisible wounds of trauma, and rebuild their lives. However this won’t happen with out the perseverance and exhausting work of fine individuals who care deeply about youngsters.


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