Join us online for a FREE assembly hosted by OPA's Prevention and Wellness Program: Self-Care in the Age of Two Pandemics.
DATE: Thursday, June 4, 2020
TIME: 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
This is a FREE event that does NOT offer CE.
Thursday night from 7-8:15 pm your Prevention and Wellness Program plans to provide a safe space to not only talk about our ongoing stresses and challenges with COVID-19, but also we want to acknowledge the additional stress of working with our clients as we and they process the past week of witnessing another black man murdered by police, witnessing unending protests demanding justice and action, and witnessing yet more unjustified police violence toward peaceful protesters. How do these dual pandemics impact upon our self-care as our clients struggle with experiencing finding their own grounding, hope and sources of support and resilience? Join us for this free webinar.
The objectives for the prevention and wellness assemblies will be:
- As a community, commit to create a safe environment where we can share our personal concerns and struggles
- Discuss the unique emotional challenges of the current circumstances.
- Assess your own needs for and efforts towards self care.
- Identify and apply our resilience building strategies.
MEET YOUR SPEAKER:
Howard Fradkin, PhD, LICDC-CS has counseled over 1500 survivors of sexual victimization over the course of his 40-year career. He has educated over 2,500 professional colleagues on male sexual trauma. He provides expert consultation for the Ohio and Federal Public Defenders Office. In 2018, he retired after serving 15 years as Co-Chairperson of the Weekends of Recovery program and retired after 35 years from his private practice, Affirmations Psychological Services. He authored Joining Forces: Empowering Male Survivors to Thrive, published in 2012. He serves as Chairperson of the OPA Colleague Assistance Program and is a member of the Ethics Committee.
INSTRUCTIONS TO JOIN THE ASSEMBLY:
Once your registration is processed, you will receive a confirmation email that includes instructions on how to join the online assembly.
We highly recommend, if possible, that you sign-on to the assembly with either your computer, tablet or smartphone; so that, you can be seen as well as see both the presenter, other participants, and a few videos we will share. This is not required, and you are welcome to call in on a phone as well.