The intention of this presentation is focused on mental health disaster strategies that enhance good mental, behavioral, and psychosocial functioning during the COVID-19 crisis. This public health disaster has significantly altered the mind, body, and spirit of all clients/patients as well as professional providers. The Pandemic Risk and Resiliency Continuum (PRRC) model will be presented to identify clients with low, moderate, and high-risk medical, physical, and mental health symptoms related to the COVID-19. Emphasis on healthy-unhealthy and normal-abnormal mental and behavioral health functioning will be explored. Implications for current research and future resources are offered through a 130 page handbook available for webinar participants. Additionally, the identification and recognition of empathy fatigue is explored for mental health professionals navigating clients/patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recommendations and guidelines for self-care are presented.
- Identify children, adolescents, adults, and families that are low, moderate, and high risk for mental health symptoms related to the COVID- 19 pandemic virus with intention of triaging the most at-risk individuals for follow up services.
- Explore the grief, loss, and psychosocial experiences associated with pandemic experiences.
- Differentiate situational mental health symptoms (healthy and unhealthy) from chronic and persistent symptoms related to the COVID- 19 pandemic virus.
- Identify coping and resiliency resources for clients that can serve as prevention and treatment of mental health symptoms related to the COVID- 19 pandemic virus.
This course was recorded 6/30/2020