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ASIS Chapter 079 Central PA Monthly Meeting
August 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
12:00 pm – 12:20 pm Membership Business
12:20 pm – 1:30 pm Guest Speaker Presentation
Compassion Fatigue and Psychological First Aid
Rebecca Bolante, Ph.D., CRC, CTM
Managing Director for Bolante.NET
Mandie Pritchard, MA
Director of Diverse Communities & Tribal Liaison for Bolante.NET
Responding in a compassionate and caring manner in any profession can impact mental and emotional strength. Assess your own level of compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction, and acquire new tools to strengthen your resilience to burnout. The speakers will also explain some principles of behavioral health action, and the initiation of behavioral health action using the criteria of Psychological First Aid (PFA). PFA is an evidenced informed modular approach for helping individuals in the immediate circumstances of a disaster event. Its focus is on the reduction of the initial distress experienced by individuals due to such events and the fostering of both short and long term adaptive functioning and coping.