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Emotional First Aid Training Offered

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The Arkansas Crisis Response Team will provide “Crisis Response Training: Emotional First Aid” on Monday, Oct. 25 and Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lake Point Conference Center.

The course teaches individuals to obtain the skills necessary to offer aid and support to adults and children affected by traumatic events.

Individuals trained to provide emotional first aid reduce the emotional stress caused by experiencing a traumatic event or emergency by actively listening and promoting recovery in individual and group settings.

“Crisis Response Training: Emotional First Aid” is approved for 15 hours of continuing education by the Office of Long Term Care for Nursing Home Administrators.

“As a member of the Arkansas Crisis Response Team, it is rewarding to be able to give back to communities during their time of need,” said Dr. Jennifer Lang of Behavioral Methodist Hospital in Maumelle, Arkansas. “It is also beneficial to have the skills necessary to handle a crisis in the event that something were to happen not only at work, but at home, church or anywhere.”

The program is a joint effort offered by the Professional Development Institute and the Department of Emergency Management at Arkansas Tech.

For additional information about Crisis Response Training: Emotional First Aid, contact Jeff Aulgur at (479) 964-0541 or jaulgur@atu.edu.

Click here for more information about the Professional Development Institute.

Click here for more information about the Department of Emergency Management.

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