May 7, 2020 to June 18, 2020
10:30 am to 11:30 amAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
About this seven session online course
The purpose of the online group is to provide an opportunity for both education and support around the experience of being a family member of an essential service worker during the COVID-19 crisis.
This could include family members of: medical personnel, grocery store workers, social service workers, first responders, janitorial staff, and any other workers who have been deemed essential and may be unable to work from home.
Common issues for family members may include: fear that their loved one may not have access to adequate PPE; worries about their families being exposed to COVID-19; secondary trauma; the need to understand the trauma that their loved one is experiencing; feeling that they have unfair responsibilities at home; loneliness; guilt; anger.
We will present some information about understanding trauma, both primary and secondary and offer an opportunity for the members of the group to share their experiences. The purpose is to both learn from information we provide and from each other. We also hope that by providing an opportunity to build community, people experiencing themselves in the position of supporting a loved one on the front line of this crisis will feel less alone and isolated and develop coping skill to assist them and other family members with meeting this extraordinary challenge.
To join this course you will need access to the internet or a phone. We look forward to connecting with you.
Online course details
- Course Days: Thursdays – 10:30am to 11:30am
- Course Start Date: May 7, 2020
- Course End Date: June 18, 2020
- Facilitators: Deborah Kasner and Stacey Krueger
To register for the Mental Health Education and Support for Families of Essential Workers online course starting on May 7, 2020, please fill out the form below:
Instructions on how to join the course through Zoom conferencing will be provided in your registration confirmation.