Resilient Responder Workshops: Self-Care for Responders Before, During & After an Emergency

Registration Required at No Cost. Register Online HERE.

The Virginia Department of Health Office of Emergency Preparedness will  conduct the Community Based Emergency Response Seminar (CBERS) this Spring throughout the Commonwealth.  This year’s topic is Resilient Responder ~ Self-Care for Responders Before, During, & After an Emergency. *Please share this information with your staff and partners.

Target Audience: Any disaster or emergency responder

  • Emergency Management
  • Disaster Shelter Workers
  • EOC Staff
  • EMS/Fire/Law Enforcement
  • Emergency Dispatch
  • Emergency Department Staff
  • Local Health Districts and OCME Staff
  • Anyone who responds to emergencies or disasters as part of their job.

Participants will learn about:

  • The effects of stress and trauma on human beings.
  • Strategies for resilience and your ability to bounce back.
  • How to develop a Personal Preparedness Plan(PPP).
  • How to activate your PPP if you find yourself in a stressful situation.
  • Various interventions related to disaster behavioral health.

3-Hour Workshop Dates & Locations

  • Richmond: April 8th
  • Weyers Cave: April 15th
  • Abingdon: April 20th
  • Roanoke: April 21st 
  • Fairfax: April 27th
  • Stafford: April 28th
  • Chesapeake: May 4th
  • Newport News: May 5th

Cost: Free-Everyone Must Register

To Register:   


  • Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services
  • Virginia Department of Social Services
  • Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services
  • Virginia Department of Emergency Management
  • Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association  

Please share this information with your staff and partners. Download Flyer HERE

For more information: Contact Adreania Tolliver at or