Course Type

Brief Learning Series

All Scheduled Dates

Additional 2023 dates to be scheduled.

Course Length

75 minutes



Learners who complete this course will receive a certificate of completion from the Academy.

Learners who complete all five courses in the Series: Tools for Coping with Stress and Trauma will receive a certificate of completion for the series.

Preventing and Managing PTSD


COVID-19 has been challenging for everyone, but for some people, it may lead to ongoing fears of returning to work and traveling, unsettling dreams and memories, and feeling easily jumpy and agitated. Given the profound changes of this ongoing global pandemic and other mass traumas, many people will temporarily experience some of these feelings, whereas others might feel them longer, reflecting a type of posttraumatic stress reaction. This presentation will offer an overview of what posttraumatic stress is and how we can care for ourselves if we experience these challenges.


Participants will:

  • Review risk factors for PTSD and possible interventions
  • Discuss assessments used to diagnose PTSD
  • Explore behaviors associated with PTSD and current treatment options
  • Recognize the impact of secondary trauma and discuss ways to provide care for themselves and colleagues


This course is part of a Series: Tools for Coping with Stress and Trauma. Learners are invited to register for one or more of the five courses in this series:

Those who complete all five courses will receive a certificate of completion for the series.


This course will include presentation as well as opportunities to participate and discuss the tools presented.


This course is open to staff of any non-profit community organization or government agency that delivers social services in NYC.


Adam Brown, PhD

This training is led by Dr. Adam Brown, Director of the Trauma and Global Mental Health Lab, Vice Provost for Research and Associate Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research. The focus of the lab’s work is to develop and implement culturally-responsive capacity building strategies aimed at reducing gaps in mental health care by training individuals to contribute to the wellbeing of others in their communities.