Red Cross offering virtual courses for military members, veterans and their families

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) — Please join the American Red Cross for a series of virtual workshops.  The workshops are live, interactive and virtual and is facilitated by Red Cross mental health volunteers. Participants are encouraged to share in the discussion as though they were in person together.  All service members, veterans and their family members are welcome and encouraged to attend the sessions.

The goal of these workshops are to provide a safe, educational space. Participants will have an opportunity to share with others, learn and practice new skills and ask questions in a small online group. Join us on video and audio for a 90-minute conversation with a Red Cross mental health volunteer and other members of your community.  The workshop topics include:

  • COVID19 Stress Management:  A virtual workshop that teaches stress-management and relaxation techniques for service members, veterans and their families. This will be a live, facilitated discussion around the challenges of living through the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Stress Solutions:  A virtual workshop that teaches stress management through learning the signs of stress, practicing relaxation techniques, discussing sleep issues, learning to help others and changing the way you think about stress. It will be a live, facilitated discussion about solutions for stress.
  • Effective Communications:  A virtual workshop that teaches the skills needed to achieve effective communication styles through non-verbal communications, seeking clarification, self-reflection, “I” statements and other activities for service members, veterans and their families.

Central Appalachia Region Virtual Resiliency Workshop Schedule:

  • Wednesday, September 23rd at 2:00 p.m. on COVID19 Stress Management
  • Friday, September 25th at 2:00 p.m. on Stress Solutions
  • Thursday, October 8th at 10:00 a.m. on Effective Communications
  • Thursday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m. on Stress Solutions
  • Wednesday, October 21st at 2:00 p.m. on Effective Communications
  • Thursday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m. on COVID19 Stress Management
  • Friday, October 30th at 1:00 p.m. on Stress Solutions
  • Wednesday, November 11th at 2:00 p.m. on Effective Communications
  • Thursday, November 12th at 7:00 p.m. on Stress Solutions
  • Thursday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m. on COVID19 Stress Management
  • Friday, November 20th at 1:00 p.m. on Stress Solutions
  • Thursday, December 3rd at 7:00 p.m. on COVID19 Stress Management
  • Friday, December 11th at 1:00 p.m. on Effective Communications
  • Thursday, December 17th at 7:00 p.m. on Stress Solutions

 

To register for these virtual classes, please visit www.redcross.org/car and select Resiliency Workshops in the Local Events section.  For more information, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

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