(ACE Certified) WEBINAR ON FEBRUARY 24TH, 2021

Restoring Your Emotional and Physical Safety during the COVID-19 Pandemic: How to Cope With Disaster Trauma

Correctional Mental Health Clinicians: Get practical, evidence-based, crisis intervention skills to enhance your safety and resilience and learn how to cope with traumatic situations.


    Correctional Professionals

    Medical Staff

    Social Workers
    Get 1CEU Credit

    The goal of this live webinar is to help correctional mental health clinicians restore their protective shield and gain a realistic approach to safety (even when absolute safety is not possible).

    In This Training, You’ll Learn To:

    • Define disaster trauma and list the various ways it can affect individuals
    • Describe the public mental health approach to disaster trauma
    • Describe the unique conditions that pose a threat to the physical and mental health of correctional mental health clinicians during the COVID-19 crisis
    • Explain why maintaining or reestablishing safety is key during the pandemic
    • Self-assess acute stress reactions you may be experiencing
    • List and describe the different types of traumatic stress responses
    • Explore the specific steps you can take to enhance your physical and emotional safety during the
    • Review your media exposure plan Explain why irrational beliefs may threaten one’s sense of safety
    • List and describe the elements of the ABC model


    Melisa Friel, MA/MS CHES

    A certified community health educator specialist (CHES) holding Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology and Community Health Education, Melisa has extensive experience in correctional mental health, correctional staff training, and program development. Melisa currently works as a corporate manager for CPS Healthcare.

    Alison Dufault, LICSW

    As the Regional Mental Health Director for CPS, Alison provides clinical oversight for CPS Mental Health Services. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 11 years of correctional experience, and serves as the Social Work Consultant for CPS Healthcare. Alison is an approved Continuing Education (ACE) provider through the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB).

    Ready to take control of your mental health?