April 16 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST
Guest: Tom Greenhalgh, Jr., LICSW, NRP
Description: Most education focuses on the “operations” of an emergency such as high-quality CPR. But the “human” side of these responses is often missed. The speaker will explore the potential impact of these responses and offer ways of maintaining responder resilience.
In this presentation Tom will take participants on a tour of stress and its impact on them from both a clinical and street-level view. He will discuss critical incidents; the physiology of stress; the indicators of stress (including PTSD); stress management tools; and a suicide prevention overview. The presentation will be contextualized to include a COVID-19 perspective and apply to both pre-hospital and in-hospital personnel.
Bio: Tom Greenhalgh, LICSW, has been involved in the Public Safety field since 1982. Retiring from full-time public safety work after 35 years as a Police Lt./NRP, Tom is also the Co-Director for the Greater Lowell CISM Team in MA, a Faculty member with both the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) and the Resilient Sciences Institute, is a Peer/Staff Clinician at the On-Site Academy in MA, serves as the co-founder and Executive Director of National Public Safety Solutions Inc., and serves clients through his clinical service Quantum Wellness Concepts, Inc. Currently pursuing a Doctorate in Natural Medicine, he holds both a MACJ and a MSW with an emphasis on public safety and military issues