MEDIA ALERT CONTACT: Brittany Fowler
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS OF THE CHESAPEAKE REGION OFFERS FREE COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGICAL FIRST AID CLASSES
-- Classes open to the Public and Taught by Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Volunteers --
WHAT: The American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region invites community members to participate in a series of FREE, half-day training to learn how
to better improve mental health! These free classes will teach participants how to cope with emergencies and learn how to prepare, respond to, and
recover from trauma. More specifically:
- Spot stress in adults and children
- Learn how stress can be lowered by “resilience”- your ability to bounce back
- Build your resilience - and help your kids build their resilience, too!
- Give immediate support to people in stressful situations
- Practice psychological fist aid skills with your neighbors, friends and family members
Community resources will also be shared for both adults and children. Participants can use this information to help children or other adults. After
completing the course, participants will also be able to share their knowledge and teach others in the community what they learned.
Advanced registration is required. To register, visit http://1.usa.gov/1ejqIvo and click “event Registration Form.” From the dropdown, please select
“September 6 Coping in Today’s World…”
WHERE: August 2, 2014 August 12, 2014
8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
125 S. Lynchburg Street Robey Public Safety Building
Chestertown MD, 21620 2200 Scott Wheeler Drive
Marriottsville, MD 21104
August 15, 2014 August 22, 2014
8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 a.m.
12501 Willowbrook Road 1131 Conrad Court
Cumberland MD 21502 Hagerstown, MD 21502
September 6, 2014 September 12, 2014
9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-12:30p.m.
Executive Office Building 1st Floor Conference Room # 165
2nd Floor 6040 Public Landing Road
101 Monroe Street Snow Hill, MD 21863
Rockville, MD 21104
NOTE: This course is open to the general public (healthcare background is not required).
About the American Red Cross Chesapeake Region (www.redcross.org/chesapeake):
On average the American Red Cross of the Chesapeake Region provides help to Maryland families two to three times each day after disasters including emergency shelter, food, clothing and counseling thanks to major support from donors to the United Way campaigns in Maryland. Each day the Red Cross also provides lifesaving blood to area hospitals; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. For more information or to donate, please visit RedCross.org/Chesapeake or Tweet us @RedCrossMD.