This course is designed for staff to discover the importance of becoming more resilient as they learn to set goals and face challenges that develop leadership skills to help them persevere in their careers. The training will focus on understanding how resilience can mitigate the physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral and spiritual aspect of stress. Activities are used to teach self- awareness and self-regulations of personal and work stressors. Optimism, mental agility/toughness, gratitude and building relationship across and with work groups.
This Leadership Presentation on Resiliency & Trauma is presented by Dr. Christina Harnett, PhD and associate professor with Johns Hopkins School of Education. It is open to all public safety professionals, as Dr. Harnett focuses on both law enforcement and corrections.
Christina Harnett is a licensed psychologist and associate professor (Clinical) in the Counseling and Human Services Program. In addition to teaching courses in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, she teaches in the Master in Education in Health Professions Program, an inter-school educational initiative. She has developed several online courses within and outside of the counseling program. Her scholarship and training experience focus on stress management and resilience development in professional populations, as well as in promoting resilience in first responders to include military members, law enforcement professionals and teachers. She has presented to, or trained, these groups regionally, nationally and internationally.
In addition, Harnett has given expert witness testimony at both state and federal court levels. Her focus on supporting the military post-9/11 led to her involvement in the Maryland National Guard’s Yellow Ribbon Program where she served for several years as part of their mental health team. She has been awarded medals for meritorious service from both the Maryland Department of the Military and the U.S. Army. Her publications are centered on deployment issues related to the National Guard and Reserves and their families.