WMHCA is paying close attention to the current pandemic and it's effect on our members and the clients they care for.  We have put together a document below with some recommended guidelines and best practices during this stressful time.   We  will continue to update this as our situation continues to change.  We will also keep updating our resource links below.  Additionally we have been doing ongoing telehealth webinars and will continue to do this throughout.  We will over webinars every time standards are updated.  If you have any questions or need anything reach out to our Education and Advocate director, Shannon Thompson shannon@wmhca.org.

 

WMHCA Recommendations for Best Practices During Pandemic 6-20-20

 

WMHCA Best Practices Updated 5-21-21

 

Coping During the Pandemic

Kira Mauseth, Ph.D.
Partner, Snohomish Psychology Associates
Co-Lead Behavioral Health Strike Team,
Washington State Department of Health

We are all affected by COVID-19 in our daily lives in ways that we may not recognize. This presentation addresses the specifics about where we are on a larger scale with how we are each responding to this pandemic emotionally and physically at home and in the workplace. It covers common neurological and physical responses, common symptoms and experiences, challenges over the next few months and what can be done to prevent burnout and increase resilience. Specific ideas are shared about how to communicate and interact more effectively with others in the context of COVID-19, and how to increase our own sense of strength and resilience.