Flooding in the Okanagan has been traumatic for some residents. (Morning Star file photo)

Learning to manage trauma

Learn how to positively help those affected by crisis through a course hosted by NexusBC

A traumatic event can knock us off our feet, whether it’s a sudden death, suicide, witnessing a tragic event or being evacuated by disaster.

Learn how to positively help those affected by crisis through a course hosted by NexusBC.

“Essentially, what is being taught is emotional first aid,” said Luana Kaleikini, course facilitator.

“Participants will learn how to connect with a person in crisis, assist them in expressing difficult emotions, and provide resources to encourage effective coping and recovery.”

The two-day training course is being offered through the International Critical Incident

“There is a need for individuals trained in the specifics of crisis intervention” said Kaleikini.

“This training can help mitigate negative responses to critical incidents. Those working in emergency and disaster response, mental health care, search and rescue, victim services and many other fields will benefit from this training.”

The course takes place on June 15 and 16. and it will be eligible for credit towards the ICISF certificate of specialized training.

Anyone interested in attending can contact NexusBC at 250-545-0585 or visit www.nexusbc.ca. The early bird cost is $325 if registered and paid by June 2.