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Critical Issues for the Unexpected Helper in Drought: Part II

Droughts are unpredictable with regard to duration and magnitude of severity. The impact of droughts on individuals, families and communities varies and may increase the risk of unhealthy stress levels, depression, and the possibility of suicide if coping skills and support systems are not adequate or available. It is possible to reduce the risk of these negative outcomes by applying helpful interventions.

While this training is not intended to equip participants to assume counseling roles, it is intended to help lay people recognize warning signs and initiate appropriate actions when in the unintended helper role.

Presented by Sherry Nelson, Human Development Specialist & Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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