142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Expanding Worker Training: Resilience Train the Trainer Experiences

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

James Remington, RN , Worker Education and Training Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC
Ebony Turner, Ph.D. , Dillard University Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, New Orleans
Train the Trainer models have been successfully implemented in worker training programs for many years.  The Gulf Responder Resilience Training program by the NIEHS Worker Education and Training Program (WETP), however, looks to expand this model to training of disaster response workers in the field of mental health and resiliency.  This new content provides a unique opportunity for community trainers to build resilience among peers and members of their own community.  The challenges of such a model, including barriers to identifying trainees, questions received and successful strategies for student recruitment will be shared. Experiences from community level pilot testing of worker and supervisor level mental health trainings will be the framework for discussion of expanding mental health training in communities and for workers involved in disaster response and support.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Occupational health and safety
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
Identify 3 challenges faced in using the train the trainer model for resilience training

Keyword(s): Mental Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: As a Program Analyst in Public Health Preparedness Training at the NIEHS Worker Education and Training Program- Oversee the portfolio of hazardous material training grants and WETP disaster response activities. Actively participated in multiple responses in the Gulf Region and in coordinating training of workers in their aftermath. Responsible for community engagement in the Gulf Resilience Project since its inception.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.