COVID Stress & Trauma Education Program
Priority Spokane has partnered with the Center for Trauma & Stress Education (click on CTSE’s link to learn more about this nonprofit) and Peer Washington to provide virtual (or in person) COVID Stress & Trauma Education Program(CSTEP) for individuals and organizations across Spokane County. These groups can be held online, are free of charge to participants, include six sessions 60-90 minutes each, and can include up to 10 participants per group. COVID and the events of the last year have taken a tremendous toll on the health and well being of individuals. This unique curriculum was developed by CTSE to provide tools and support to address the stress and trauma caused by the pandemic. Just as vaccines are being administered to prevent the spread of COVID-19, CSTEP can be administered to help prevent the spread of stress and trauma and provide needed support. This is one Zoom meeting your participants will be eager to show up for. We’re providing group leader trainings for your staff to lead groups themselves, or we can potentially provide a group leader for you. Plus, upon successfully completing a CSTEP group, your organization will receive a $1,500 stipend. Contact us for more information and register below for an upcoming online training.
The curriculum covers:
- Trauma prevention & recovery
- Coping with stress & uncertainty
- Managing increased work, life, and relationship stressors
- Accurate expression & validation: improving communication
- Managing attention & emotion
- Building connections
- Understanding grief & loss
- Reducing suffering through opposite action
“The COVID Stress and Trauma Group was one Zoom meeting I couldn’t wait to attend every week. The tools it provided were life-changing and the support greatly appreciated.” – Tammy
Groups use evidence-based techniques and are led by trained individuals. Priority Spokane offers free virtual CSTEP trainings for group leaders to successfully lead or co-lead groups. Who are CSTEP Groups for? Almost anyone! These groups can be adapted for colleagues, clients, communities, or even just a group of friends- anyone impacted by the stress of the last year.
NEXT CSTEP GROUP LEADER TRAINING DATES (only register for one): 1. Thurs & Fri, May 27th & 28th 2-5pm each day via Zoom REGISTER HERE 2. Thurs & Fri, June 17th & 18th 2-5pm each day via Zoom REGISTER HERE
This training has been made possible thanks to the generous support of these Priority Spokane members: Better Health Together, Kaiser Permanente, & Providence Health Services. This training is also provided in partnership with Peer Washington and with support from the Washington Health Care Authority.
What others have said about CSTEP:
The Group Leader Training-
“The training exceeded my expectations and was the most valuable training I’ve taken all year.”
“These are the tools and the support we need right now. I’m excited to share this with my clients & colleagues.”
“I cried. I laughed. I learned a lot. I’d say that’s a successful group wouldn’t you? I recommend this.”
“I use the lessons and practices from CSTEP daily. At first I wasn’t sure about meeting virtually, but I really enjoyed each week’s group.”
“This was a Zoom group I actually looked forward to each week.”