Pastor and Ministry Leaders Luncheon

Psychological First Aid

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Location: North Central Technical School
Room CBI 110
1000 W. Campus Drive Wausau, WI 54401

You or your church may be the first ones contacted when someone has experienced trauma, disaster or terrorism. Psychological First Aid (PFA) is the accepted approach to help children, adolescents, adults and families deal with the physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral and spiritual responses to critical incidents. Your role is critical and you can help people cope, adapt and recover, preventing long term consequences from the event.

Join us to learn how you can help to:

  • recover from stress reactions
  • prevent post-traumatic stress reactions
  • address secondary traumatic stress reactions
  • address compassion stress/fatigue
  • prevent burnout
  • return to personal-family life
  • develop their own ‚Äúpersonal self-care plans

Our presenter, GARY YEAST, LMFT is well known in the Wausau Community. He has over 40 years of clinical practice and teaching experience. For the past 27 years Gary has been involved in the development of the science of traumatology specializing in trauma, disaster and terrorism mental health services. He has extensive experience working with pastors and churches. He has a private practice, works for Ministry Health Care, Critical Incident Stress Services, Crisis Care Network and the American Red Cross (Disaster Services). Gary and his wife, Barbara, have been married for 46 years. They live in Wausau and she is also a trauma specialist.

Schedule: 11:30 Registration and Lunch
11:45 Presentation
1:00 Questions and Announcements
1:30 Adjourn
Donation: $10.00 for lunch

Please register before Monday May 12, 2014.

RSVP to 715-842-0944