Town Hall - Innovative Practices to Support Hospital Staff during COVID-19 Crisis

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5-26-2021

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors’ Town Halls
The Division of Mental Health and Addiction team is pleased to announce a new partnership with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors to offer a series of Town Halls that will help inform direct care staff around the country on successes, challenges, and innovation around the provision and receiving of behavioral health services during COVID-19. These forums will be held by peers and direct care staff from hospital, community based and congregant settings from around the country.

Please click here to register.

For questions regarding this series, contact Amy Brinkley at amy.brinkley@fssa.in.gov.

May 26, 2021 - Innovative Practices to Support Hospital Staff during COVID-19 Crisis – Part 2. Led by staff from NJ, CA and MD
Time:  2:00 – 3:30 p.m. EDT
 
Innovative Practices to Support Hospital Staff during COVID-19 Crisis – Part 2 Hospital staff, especially, have been impacted greatly by this crisis. This has brought additional challenges to direct care staff caring for individuals restricted to units as treatment malls, cafeterias and activities have been adjusted to minimize COVID -19 spread. Direct care staff also did not have the option to work remotely or choose to not work with Covid affected individuals. The speakers are individuals who worked the units each day providing services to individuals in care often without the activities, recreational and clinical support at the same level they were accustomed to. They will share their thoughts on what made a difference and the creative ways they kept everyone safe during very challenging times. This session will provide attendees the opportunity to share with one another creative ways facilities have provided support for staff who are required to be on site during this unprecedented time. Listen to Part 1 in the Town Hall series section of our webpage.