Supporting Co-Workers Through Critical Incident Stress


Critical Incident Stress occurs when a person experiences stress that is so intense that it overwhelms their typical coping abilities. In the work environment, staff could experience a myriad of critical stress inducing events like the workplace violence, the death of a client or co-worker or even an attempted suicide. This workshop will help participants learn the signs and symptoms of critical incident stress, effective strategies to implement at the onset of a critical incident as well as various long-term coping mechanisms. Participants will leave the workshop empowered with language to help them have open and supportive dialogue to support co-workers experiencing this unique type of stress.



  • Review the signs and symptoms of critical incident stress
  • Learn strategies to effectively and respectfully approach co-workers they suspect may be experiencing critical incident stress
  • Learn evidence-based short and long-term strategies to support co-workers experiencing critical incident stress
  • Commit to inspiring a healthy workplace culture by modeling effective self-care strategies



Dave ZidarDavid Zidar, L.I.S.W.-S., has more than 30 years of social services experience as an administrator, trainer, and therapist. A seasoned leader, He served as Vice President for residential services and worked in public agencies at the executive level. Dave continues a thriving therapy practice and is a sought-after trainer and consultant. He earned a BSW from Capital University, a MSSA from Case Western Reserve and a certification in Juvenile Sex Offender Treatment from the University of Louisville.





Starts: Apr 19, 2023 10:00 am
Ends: Apr 19, 2023 12:00 pm
Registration Deadline
April 18, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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