Information provided by Capital Area Human Services:
BATON ROUGE, LA - The Capital Area Human Services (CAHS) agency is offering two stress management sessions for individuals affected by the flood.
"As behavioral health specialists, we recognize that the waters have receded, but life has not returned to normal for many," says John Nasacka, CAHS Program Manager. "The stress of dealing with the flood's aftermath affects individuals in different and unexpected ways."
Attendees will participate in a discussion that promotes resilience and using one's own strengths to help home and family return to a normal life. Participants will also learn about risk factors that increase stress and delay recovery and resilience factors that promote recovery.
Sessions will be conducted by John Nosacka, MSHCM, LCSW, and Stephen Aguillard, LCSW. After each session, social workers will be available to answer questions and offer individual support. "We highly recommended these free sessions for individuals affected by the flood," added Nosacka.
The initial offerings include:
Risk and Resilience: The Flood of 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016, Noon - 1 PM and 6 - 7 PM
How to Manage the Psychological Effects of the Flood of 2016
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, Noon - 1 PM and 6 - 7 PM
The sessions will be held at the Capital Area Human Services, 4615 Government Street, Room 200, Building 2. Registration is not required.