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Staff Mental Health Support Program- get trained as a Peer Caregiver!

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When: 
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 2:00pm to Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 1:00pm
Where: 

Virtual & In-Person

In stressful times, frontline caregivers tend to turn to peers, supervisors, or other staff members for support. Therefore, the GWU Medical Faculty Associates, in partnership with the MFA Patient Safety Committee and the GW Wellness Institute, have developed the Care for Caregivers (CFC) Program, which is available to all GWU MFA and SMHS staff. The CFC program trains managers and staff to identify colleagues and other staff in need of support, provide brief counseling, and link to additional EAP resources.

As part of this program, MFA is hosting Peer Caregiver Trainings that are open to all staff at the dates listed below. After this training, you as a Peer Caregiver, will be able to conduct brief (20-30min) conversation sessions with colleagues and other staff in distress to help support them and potentially guide them towards further support resources. The goal is to have a Peer Caregiver representative available in every department throughout MFA.

Interested in becoming a Peer Caregiver? Attend one of the upcoming trainings!

Please fill out this interest form and indicate which training you are interested in, we will send you a confirmation email with further details about the training.

Interested in speaking with a Peer Caregiver? Look for the green "Peer Caregiver" sticker or ask your department head if anyone in your department has been trained.

Questions about the Care for Caregivers program and upcoming training sessions can be sent to care4caregivers@gwu.edu