A free workshop designed to help family members, friends and neighbors provide better emotional support to one another in times of stress and crisis is being presented later this month by the Omak/Okanogan Long Term Recovery Organization and the American Red Cross.
Tenzin Denison, director of clinical services at Okanogan Behavioral Healthcare, will teach skills that can help people cope more effectively during times of crisis. Denison, who also works with the recovery group, noted that the community came together to support one another during the wildfires over the past two summers, but that people may be left with lingering effects from the stress. Many may seek techniques to be better prepared in the future.
The workshop, entitled “Coping in Today’s World,” will help participants recognize stress in adults and children. It will teach what is called psychological first aid as a way of coping.
The workshop will be presented twice:
• Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Lucy Covington Governance Center in Nespelem.
• Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Okanogan County Public Utility District in Okanogan.
To register or for additional information, contact Jessica Blake at (509) 826-6191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.