front line resiliency handouts





Mini Workshops for you or to Share with Your Team



Scales

- PROQOL Scale

- Resilience Scale

- Secondary Trauma Scale

- Dr. Gentry’s Compassion Fatigue Scale

- Is This Job for You? Resilience Checklist


Dr. Gentry’s Resiliency Model

Dr. Gentry generously allows his work to be distributed for free with a credit. You can find more information about his work at: https://aztrauma.org/


- Summary

- Frog Soup Monitor

- Interoception and Self Regulation

- Interoception and Self Regulation Exercise

- Mission & Viktor Frankl

- Mission, Developing

- Code of Honour, Developing

- Mission Statement

- Peer Support

- Peer Support, Silent Witness Exercise

- Perceptual Maturation Summary

- Perceptual Maturation, Workplace

- Perceptual Maturation, Workplace Exercise

- Perceptual Maturation, Self Optimization

- Perceptual Maturation, Self Optimization Exercise

- Perceptual Maturation, The Great Supervisor

- Self Care & Revitalization

- Moral Integrity & Body State


Staff coping & Trauma Resilience

- Resilience Definition (and Scale)

- Relaxation Pairing

- Zones of Regulation

- Messiah Complex

- Witnessing Suffering

- Grief After the Death of an Individual You Serve

- Debriefing

- After a Traumatic Event

- Fear of Reoccurrence

- Nightmares and Stress Dreams

- Is It Time to Quit?


Regarding the Individuals You Serve

- Trauma 101

- Trauma Informed Care

- ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences Study)

- Trauma Healing Basics

- Healing Responses for Trauma Pt. 1

- Healing Responses for Trauma Pt. 2

- Healing Responses for Trauma Pt. 3

- Stages of Change

- Responding to Angry People

- Responding to Entitlement

- Resistant, Stuck, or Unwilling People

- Reducing Conflict: Various Tips​

- Defence Mechanisms During Trauma

- Unexpected Gifts of Trauma

- Facial Coding

- Mental Illness Diagnoses

- Understanding Suicide

- Responding to Grief

- Compassion vs Empathy

- Free or Cheap Counselling in Calgary


Fun Stuff

- 1/50th Poem - Trevor Williamson

- Win the lottery and take over the shelter 
& other ideas for group discussion

- Meditation

- Meditation Part Two

- Gratitude

- Feeling Better

- Prioritizing Feelings

- Identifying Feelings

- Anger as a Healing Tool

- Art of Extreme Self Care Book Summary - Cheryl Richardson

- 11 Ways to Say “No”

- Keep a List

- Self Care for the Front Line - Susan Brandt




Tips for Sharing This Info with your Team:


Print the sheet to hand out to the team. They may not have the time or attention to fully absorb the information and it may be helpful for them to have a copy on hand at home.


All of the forms are one doubled sided piece of paper, with the exception of:

• The PROQOL


For the scales, remind people to keep the tests or hang onto their scores so they can take it again later and compare the numbers to see if they are gaining resilience or burning out.


Read over the whole sheet ahead of time and pick a few points you want to emphasize. If you run out of time, just highlight these few points. People can read the rest during the talk or later on.


Consult the team: ask them for their thoughts and ideas on the topic before selecting or starting to talk about the information in the workshop. Is it on their minds? Would it be worth checking out? After presenting: How do they deal with the topic? Did the treatment seem correct for their situation? Do they have any personal tips?


When you see questions in the sheet, if you have time, ask the group what their answers are before going into the interpretation on the sheet. In general, engage the team as much as you can by asking what they think, how they do things or what their philosophy or approach is. Encourage questions, comments etc.


When people make a contribution to the discussion, ideally make a small reflection, response, or thanks.


When you feel like you are losing them go more into discussion.


When there are instructions for an exercise, such as how to find your diaphragm in the “Interoception & Self Regulation” infosheet, do it with the group. Make learning experiential. It’s funner.


Who teaches? You could assign someone, rotate through different people, or ask for volunteers to present the info. Sometimes the team is too exhausted after a day to do a workshop. Or it would be better to debrief about the day. Get the temperature of the room before forging ahead and as you go along. Make it a group experience where everyone can be part of deciding what to learn and whether or not they are in the headspace for it.