Faculty workshop: An introduction to Stress First Aid (SFA) for health care workers

July 22, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Stress First Aid (SFA) is a self-care and peer support model developed for those in high-stress professions.

It is a framework to improve recovery from stress reactions by teaching emotional support strategies that help to address early signs of stress in an ongoing way (not just after “critical incidents” or acute stressors), as well as to identify work-level and organizational factors that impact well-being.

SFA is based on a set of five evidence-based elements that have been linked to resilience and recovery after stress.

Goals of SFA include helping connect people to internal and external resources (e.g., coping skills, social support) and teaching colleagues how to support one another.

In this introductory session, learn about the principles of SFA and how to bring the SFA approach to your team.

This program is highly interactive and includes small group breakout sessions.

Workshop objectives:

  • Describe the Stress First Aid model of self-care and peer support
  • Identify five research-based elements for resilience and recovery after stress
  • Plan the implementation of Stress First Aid in your work setting

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 11

Time: Noon – 1 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Register on the Faculty Development website.

This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development and is intended for faculty. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at UMMS-Faculty-Development@med.umich.edu.

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