1. Ryan White Program, EHE Community Health Worker Program → Module 2

Stress Management (CC2.d)

Course Description:
Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or nervous. Stress is your body's reaction to a challenge or demand. In short bursts, stress can be positive, such as when it helps you avoid danger or meet a deadline. But when stress lasts for a long time, it may harm your health. In this course, CHWs will learn about the negative effects of chronic stress on the body and the importance of managing stress to benefit their health and the community they serve.

Course Topics:
1) Stress is normal
2) Effects of long-term stress on your health
3) Stress management
4) Self-care skills and strategies
2) Internal and external resources for stress management
3) What is mindfulness?
4) Guided Meditation exercise

Learning Objectives
1) The CHW student will learn about stress management
2) The CHW student will learn to identify individual internal and external resources for stress management
3) The CHW student will understand the importance of self-care skills and strategies
4) The CHW student will learn about the benefits of practicing mindfulness and guided meditation on a regular basis

Core Competencies:
9. Professional conduct
9j. Set boundaries and practice self-care
10. Knowledge
10c. Healthy lifestyle and self-care
10d. Mental/behavioral health issues and their connection to physical health

If you have any questions about the course, please contact Silvia Juarez-Berrios at silvia.juarezberrios@maricopa.gov
  • What is Stress?
  • The Effects of Stress on the Body
  • Stress Management and Self-Care Skills and Strategies
  • Internal and External Resources Activity
  • What is Mindfulness?
  • Example of Guided Meditation
  • Practical Assignment: Due 8/29 by 11:59 pm
  • Stress Management Quiz: Due 8/29 by 11:59 pm
  • Post Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever