Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington

Ready for Resilience: Stress and Resiliency

This is an all levels course offering CPH — Free
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1.25 hours


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We all experience stress. This course, which is part one of a three-part series, reviews how stress affects behavior, biology, and psychology on a daily basis and during emergencies.

We’ll also explore the idea of resilience — our ability as individuals, organizations, and communities to adapt and recover in spite of difficult conditions. Finally, we’ll look at some key ways we can build resilience in both our lives and workplaces.

Reviewers say, "There were some helpful tools that were addressed in the training." 

What You'll Learn

  • Define stress and resilience.
  • Explain how acute and chronic stress affect bodily, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral well-being.
  • List three routine work-related stressors.
  • List two disaster-related stressors.
  • Describe the relationship between stress and resilience.

Competency Terms

Emergency Preparedness and Response (all hazards)
Public Health Science Skills
Leadership & Systems Thinking Skills

Related Occupations

Health Educator
Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Public Health Agency Director

Related Job Tasks

Build and support a diverse and skilled public health workforce
Build and maintain a strong organizational infrastructure for public health