Education and Training



 

2018 Program

Psychological First Aid 12 July 2018

Psychological First Aid aims to limit the painful range of emotions and physical responses experienced by people exposed to disaster.

The NALAG Psychological First Aid Training explores an evidenced informed approach for helping survivors cope in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.

This 1 day workshop explains the basics of Psychological First Aid and how it should be administered. The workshop will give you an opportunity to practice skills covered in the theory module and in dramatised scenarios. The course equips participants to provide psychological support to survivors of traumatic events (e.g. disasters, conflicts, accidents). The workshop addresses critical information and skills that make an immediate and lasting impact on a person's psychological health following a traumatic event.

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Working with loss and grief in palliative care 26 July 2018

This course focuses on the loss and grief support work for the dying and their families. It incorporates principles of palliative care, which means affirming life and regarding dying as a normal life process. Caring for someone dying with dementia and related loss experiences for the carer and the client will be discussed

Carers are not just challenged with preparing their loved ones to say goodbye to the world they knew, but also are confronted with their own pending losses. Strategies of supporting people to address 'unfinished business' will be explored and how to approach 'difficult conversations' about the inevitable. Self-care strategies will be identified to ensure we don't burn out in this very intense work with our clients.
 

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Supporting clients and their families with chronic loss and grief related to living with a disability 27 July 2018

 

This course explores the impact of chronic illness, life threatening illness, physical disability and developmental disability on individuals and families. The grief responses of children and adults with a disability will be presented and practical strategies of how to address these will be discussed. Concrete steps of working with 'ongoing grief' will be applied. A model that outlines the events and losses involved over a life span will be presented which helps you to work more proactively with anticipated losses.

You will have an opportunity to develop communication processes that prepare clients for anticipated losses such as the transition from home into supported accommodation or the approaching loss of an ageing parent.

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Blue Healers - 15 & 16 September 2018

The Blue Healers Program assists people who are experiencing depression, anxiety and stress by teaching participants coping strategies to enhance wellbeing for themselves or help others.
Blue Healers is a group program developed and presented by the NALAG Centre for Loss & Grief Dubbo. The program is presented by trained facilitators.
This program is free to suitable applicants. To find out more or to register call 6882 9222.
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