The Howard County Police Department Mental Health Section is hosting a screening of the movie Portraits of Professional Caregivers on Thursday, June 20th from 1pm-4pm at Howard Community College HSB150. The movie shares the stories of those who care for others including first responders, medical and mental health professionals and looks at the emotional impact that these jobs have on the caregiver themselves.
As all of us in the helping profession know, vicarious trauma is very real and although we know how important self-care is we aren’t always the best at practicing it. The screening also presents a unique learning opportunity for our newly trained Crisis Intervention Team officers, who will be part of the audience, to benefit from your shared experience. After the screening there will be time allotted for an open discussion facilitated by members of the Mental Health Section and Grassroots. The screening is free and 3 CEUs will be available for the clinicians in attendance, provided by our partners at the Howard County Health Department. Doors will open at 1pm and the movie will start promptly at 1:30. Reservations are required due to limited seating. Please contact the Community Outreach Division at 410-313-2207 to make your reservation.