This is the first e-learning course based on the online modules produced by the Headington Institute. This introductory module aims to help humanitarian workers:
- Understand the different types of traumatic stress associated with their work
- Recognize the signs of stress and burnout
- Learn self-care techniques to help alleviate stress reactions
By the end of this module learners should better understand:
- The nature of traumatic stress
- Three common types of traumatic stress associated with humanitarian work – critical incident stress, vicarious trauma, and chronic stress
- The effects of traumatic stress
- Why it is important for humanitarian workers to know about these effects
- How to monitor your own well-being
- Self-care techniques to help alleviate stress reactions
- Where to get more information for continued learning or personal assistance
The course was developed in collaboration with Rose and Steve Jorgensen (Impact e-Learning), LINGOS, and CARE-USA. The course is copyright to the Institute. It is available for free, but may not be modified due to liability concerns that rise for the Institute. The course is available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Questions: Please refer to the links in the right column of this page. FAQ answers many of the Frequently Asked Questions about this course. You may also download and modify an announcement about the course that you can use to raise awareness regarding this course by using the included templates. Further questions can be directed to the Headington Institute. Email us at info (at) headington-institute.org.
To Order CDs: Please email licenses (at) lingos.org to order CDs for the Traumatic Stress for Emergency Workers course. CDs are $5 each including handling and are only available in a package of 10 ($40 per package). Shipping charges will be billed at cost; we only ship to the main contact from LINGOs, not to field offices. You can also produce your own copies of the CD or have the course loaded on your portal. As per the requirements of the Headington Institute, you cannot alter the CD in any way.