Hospice course to address human elements of disaster course June 8 in Potsdam
Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 4:37 am

 POTSDAM – The Hospice Center, 6805 US Highway 11, is hosting When Disaster Happens, an education program for first responders that addresses the human elements of disasters such as trauma, grief and resiliency, from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 8 and 10.

Responding to natural disasters and other traumas such as heart attacks, car accidents, or suicides create distress and grief for first responders. When you add attending to the physical and emotional needs of the victims involved, the demands on first responders can be overwhelming and exhausting.

The program will be facilitated by Mary K. Jones and Daniel Hernandez. Refreshments will be provided. There is no charge to attend. To register, call Mary Jones at 265-3105 or email mjones@hospiceslv.org.

Participants receive a six contact hour certificate at the end of the program, or if they can attend only one session, a three-hour certificate.

This program is funded by a grant from St. Lawrence County.