2.0 social work CEUs available from the National Association of Social Work
Baseline stress levels for many people have increased in recent years. In addition to personal and local stressors associated with motor impairments, we have all felt the effect of global stressors as well. This training will look at the cumulative effects of stress on mental and physical health and how individuals living with paralysis and motor impairments have been impacted by the pandemic. In an effort to mediate the effects of stress, the concept of resilience will be discussed as well as other models of intentionally reducing stress levels.
- Define “stress” and different types of stress that impact us and can make us more susceptible to anxiety and depression symptoms.
- Identify specific impacts and vulnerabilities in populations living with paralysis and motor impairments.
- Define “resiliency” and factors and behaviors that promote resiliency.
- Discuss models of stress management and application to self and others that you support
This training is for older adults, and those living with paralysis, as well as those who provide care to individuals living with paralysis. In addition, this training is also for those who work in community settings such as aging care managers, housing staff, nurses, social workers, counselors, acute care and long-term care staff, substance abuse and mental health providers, as well as family members.