Addressing the Trauma of Public Health Emergencies Experienced by First Responders
Join us for this live webinar event
March 22, 2023 -- 1:00-2:30pm Eastern Daylight
1.5 CE Credits available for behavioral health clinicians
First responders are trained, prepared, and ready to respond immediately and assess critical requirements in emergent situations such as outbreaks, domestic events, or natural disasters. Over the past few years, thousands of first responders have had to face disasters throughout the world (i.e., COVID-19, Ebola, Monkey Pox, Hurricanes Maria, Sandy, Irma and Ian). The trauma that they experience can have a significant impact on several aspects of their lives, to include physical and psychological. Those who care for the caregivers require a specific set of skills of compassion, patience, empathy and problem-solving skills which can often lead to burnout or lack of self-care as service is the driving force behind their actions.
This course will give you an overview of the skills needed for treating first responders. It will provide an overview of how to provide behavioral health consultations, screenings and assessments, referrals, case management, discharge planning, and supportive counseling to first responders. Treating first responders includes providing psychoeducational training on topics such as posttraumatic stress disorder, loss and grief, anxiety, compassion fatigue, moral injury, and stress management.
The instructor for this course, LCDR Jamillah Bynum, will use her experience as a Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps to provide concrete examples of how behavioral health professionals treat first responders of public health emergencies. LCDR Bynum serves as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker within the Office of the Secretary (OS), Office of the Assistant Secretary (OASH), Office of Surgeon General, Commissioned Corps Headquarters’ Public Health Emergency Response Strike Team (PHERST). As a PHERST clinical social worker, she responds rapidly to regional, national, and global public health emergencies. LCDR Bynum is known for her deployment leadership with USPHS. In 2022, LCDR Bynum served as the Deputy Officer-in-Charge for one of the Afghan repatriation missions. She served on the leadership team for 300 staff and 115 Afghan unaccompanied minors, resulting in the protection of mission members and the settlement of refugees.
Registration for "Addressing the Trauma of Public Health Emergencies Experienced by First Responders" can be made by one of two methods:
- Enroll in the single live event
- Enroll in the three-day Summit 2023 and receive access to this webinar and seven others and earn up to 16 CE credits
Upon completion of this training, behavioral health clinicians will be able to:
- Describe the stress and trauma experienced by first responders.
- Describe the increased need for behavioral health clinicians in response to regional, national, and global public health emergencies.
- Explain how to combat stress and burnout needed for treating first responders.
1.5 CE Credits for the Live Webinar on March 22, 2023.
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LCDR Jamillah Bynum
MSW, LCSW, BCD
Lieutenant Commander Jamillah Bynum, MSW, LCSW, BCD is a United States Public Health Services (USPHS) Commissioned Corp Officer stationed at Commissioned Corps Headquarters. She serves as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker within the Office of the Secretary (OS), Office of the Assistant Secretary (OASH), Office of Surgeon General, Commissioned Corps Headquarters’ Public Health Emergency Response Strike Team (PHERST), a new multi-disciplinary team and flagship initiative. LCDR Bynum and her team use their high-level clinical skills to respond within 8 hours during national emergencies and public health crises to fulfill critical public health needs. LCDR Bynum’s leadership initiative crosses all boundaries. She served as the Behavioral Health Chief as well as the Deputy Officer in Charge for one of the Afghanistan Operation Allies Welcome (OAW) missions, where she co-managed a team of 9 officers for oversight of operations management and behavioral health triage and provided counseling to over 300 staff and 115 unaccompanied youth. LCDR Bynum is a member of the America Board of Certified Social Workers and was chosen to present at its inaugural conference. She is also the 2022 USPHS Social Work Professional Advisory Group’s Junior Social Worker of the Year.
LCDR Bynum was previously stationed at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and served as the Office of Hospitality and Voluntary Services Chief. As Chief, she and her staff promoted the patient-care experience by anticipating, assessing, and responding effectively to the needs of hospital patients, caregivers, staff, and customers. LCDR Bynum also served as an LCSW in the NIH Social Work Department for three years providing screening, assessment, diagnostic, treatment, and consultative services to Clinical Center patients, families, and staff. LCDR Bynum worked in this role for a year before becoming a commissioned officer. Prior to her commission with the USPHS, she served as one of the Program Supervisors of the Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD VASH) at the Atlanta VA Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia. LCDR Bynum also worked within the Housing Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program at the Durham VA Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina as a social worker for 5 years. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Public Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1998 and her Master of Social Work from The Joint Master of Social Work Program (a collaboration between North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in 2004. Her interests include working with Veterans and active-duty service members and mentoring new PHS officers. LCDR Bynum has been an officer in the Corps for five years.