1/6 MACHW Workshop— CHWs and Trauma Informed Care: Building Community Collective & Resilience

**Rescheduling in Process**

Thursday January 6, 2022, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST


This MACHW interactive workshop series aims to support CHWs as they strive to serve their clients during these challenging times. The workshop formats will include expert panels, Q and A, and case studies on critical issues from across Massachusetts.

Working on the frontlines, Community Health Workers (CHWs) are public health professionals who simultaneously build on the strengths and resilience of themselves and the communities they serve. CHWs provide support services to clients across various behavioral health spectrums, including grief, loss, substance use and mental health services.

In this workshop we will discuss the impact that traumatic experiences have on individuals, families, and communities. We will build upon information provided in the first session held on November 4th around trauma and resiliency. Feedback from the participants in the previous session will be prioritized and incorporated into the workshop’s structure and we will provide opportunities for connection and building community by designating space to share ideas.

MACHW workshops are specifically designed for Community Health Workers (CHWs) to support their professional growth and encourage collaborative learning, while building a community network for CHWs.

As an organization, we are committed to keeping a safe space for our colleagues to share strategies and best practices. If you are not a CHW, and would like to learn more about available learning opportunities, please visit www.MACHW.org

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Associate the parallels of caring for ourselves as we care for our clients
  • Describe strategies for healing and coping with vicarious trauma
  • Recognize boundaries and manage work-life balance
  • Examine approaches to building resilience communities