Self-Care is Healthcare: Building Resiliency for Our VUCA World

NASW Rhode Island

Mark Wills 0 99
Noon-1:30 p.m.

Working in healthcare was already a challenging task. Recent years have proven difficult times financially and from a regulatory perspective. In addition to the COVID 19 Pandemic, we continue to experience Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity (VUCA) as we care for our clients, creating an opportunity to strengthen our resilience and not only survive but thrive as we continue to plan and face unprecedented times.

Responding to the Third Wave of the Pandemic: Trauma and Addiction

NASW Rhode Island

Mark Wills 0 184
Noon-1:30 p.m.

Social isolation, mask-hysteria, media re-traumatization, sociopolitical uncertainty all played a role on the persistent trauma during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has resulted in a dramatic increase in addiction due to self-medication during the height of the pandemic. Traditional addiction treatment has ignored the significant impact of trauma on personal recovery and subsequently people have continued to struggle as a result. With recent advances in understanding the impact of trauma, it is time for a change in the approach taken toward trauma and addiction.
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