Psychological First Aid
With so many burdened to serve the refugees and displaced after the devastating earthquake in Syria and Türkiye, MLC is equipping our leaders with this great one-time opportunity with Dr. Issam Smeir - Senior Mental Health Clinician/DIGNITY Institute.

Responding to disasters and other emergencies is important and a rewarding work; however, community leaders, lay counselors who join disaster survivors on their healing journey may also experience stress together and compassion fatigue. It is important you learn and use techniques throughout disaster response to stay healthy and effective. This training session will address issues that the helper needs to manage such as stress management and compassion fatigue. Moreover, this session will teach participants clinical skills such as interpersonal communication, empathic listening and assessing level of risk for survivors.