CBERS 2020


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VDH: CBERS - Self-Care for Responder During


The Virginia Department of Health Office of Emergency Preparedness and Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services hosted Community Based Emergency Response Seminar (CBERS) ~ Self-Care for Responder During COVID-19.

The material is available on-demand at TRAIN.org/viriginia at VDH: CBERS- Self-Care for Provider During COVID-19 Course ID 1095037

Target Audience: Any disaster or emergency responder

  • Emergency Management
  • Disaster Shelter Workers
  • EOC Staff
  • EMS/Fire/Law Enforcement
  • Emergency Dispatch
  • Emergency Department Staff
  • Local Health Districts and OCME Staff
  • Anyone who responds to emergencies or disasters as part of their job.

Participants will learn about:

  • The various types of stress caused by providing care to others during COVID
  • How COVID stress affects first responders
  • The difference between burnout and compassion fatigue
  • Self-care and develop coping strategies

For more information: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-preparedness/cbers-2020/  or contact Adreania Tolliver at adreania.tolliver@vdh.virginia.gov

Outline of Virginia with self-care suggestions

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Free and confidential support for people in distress, 24/7.

The Disaster Distress Helpline,

1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746

National hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service)

1-800-662-HELP (4357) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889

A confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders.


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