Please be aware that this is a past event.

Event type: Workshop
Date: Thursday 9 September 2010
Time: 9.30-5.00
Location: Waterloo, London, UK
Price: 75.00 GBP (member)
150.00 GBP (non-member)

The Haiti earthquake has seen many agencies responding by setting up operations, increasing staff numbers and sending international assignees to the region. This one-day workshop will be an opportunity for participants to learn how to offer effective debriefing and support staff returning from Haiti or any other relief, development or missionary assignment, whether short- or long-term. Aimed at HR practitioners, line managers and other potential debriefers, this interactive workshop, facilitated by Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Debbie Lovell-Hawker, should not be missed.

The workshop will be practical and interactive, with plenty of time for questions and discussion, as well as time to network with peers from the sector and to learn from other similar organisations.

By the end of the workshop participants should:

Have developed skills in debriefing staff who have returned home from assignments
Be able to differentiate between different types of debriefing
Be aware of the effectiveness of debriefing, and of what to avoid to ensure that it does not have a negative effect
Be able to recognise signs of stress and trauma and know when, how and where to refer personnel for further help
Have increased their knowledge of stress management strategies and of how to help people identify the strategies which work for them
Be aware of cross-cultural issues which should be considered in relation to debriefing
Know how to take care of themselves and deal with their own stress.

Every participant will receive a comprehensive manual on debriefing, which has been newly revised by the workshop facilitator.