AWB Leadership Training:
Disaster and Trauma Relief
Acupuncturists Without Borders
is offering a CEU approved
comprehensive weekend training July
13-15, 2007, at The Sheraton
Columbia in Columbia Maryland.
This training is sponsored by the Maryland Acupuncture Society and the
Acupuncture Society of Virginia.
To register for this training please fill out and send the registration
information below. Payment can be made immediately
online by scrolling to the bottom of this page.
€ How to set up a Mobile Clinic
€ How to create teams that flourish together
€ How to work in a disaster situation
€ Comprehensive acute traumatic stress management
€ How to set up a community acupuncture event in your local
€ Cultural competency
€ Ethical and safety issues.
€ There will be instruction and practice in qi gong for
reducing stress and toxic situations.
€ We will have two community-style acupuncture sessions with all
trainees participating as practitioner and client (though you do not
have to get treatment if you do not want it)
Participation in an AWB
training is not solely for the purpose of becoming an AWB volunteer. We
welcome all attendees, whether or not you will
become or already are an AWB volunteer.
PDA/CEUs approved by the NCCAOM (including 4 PDA/CEUs that meet the new
Ethics and Safety requirements).
10207 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, Maryland 21044
Phone: (410) 730-3900
to view the hotel.
Locations details, maps,
schedule and hotel information will be sent with registration
July 13-15, 2007
This training will be held on Friday, July 13 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm,
plus full days on Saturday and Sunday, starting at 8:30 am.
$325.00 regular registration.
Students and former AWB volunteers to New Orleans receive a 30%
MAS and ASVA members receive a 10% discount.
See registration form for
payment information. Space may be limited, so early payment is
for completing registration and any questions. See below for
If you need additional assistance contact Diane Eggleston, (520)
840-0557 (in Arizona).
does this fit into AWB's work?
AWB is very interested in training more acupuncturists to be Team
Leaders, so we welcome those who have an interest in pursuing this
option. Some of the benefits of Team Leadership are:
1) helping develop your personal skills as a leader, which are
transferable to many areas of life; 2) giving you more personal access
to AWB leaders to help you in this process;
3) offering a service that is needed, and will likely bring you and
others unknown and immeasurable benefits.
From our training group we will
encourage the formation of a local group to start an AWB veterans
project in your area, doing free community acupuncture for veterans
returning from Iraq and Afghanistan and their families. If you are
interested in considering participating in this, please bring a lunch
on Sunday, and we will have this conversation over lunch.
In order to qualify as a Team
Leader for AWB venues (including Louisiana, future veterans project,
and other future locations), you will need to be approved by AWB staff.
One way to do this is to attend a training; this gives us the
opportunity to work with you in more depth.
The trainings are not currently
required to volunteer with AWB as a regular team member (i.e. not a
team leader), but attendance will enhance the quality of your
experience and that of the team.
We look forward to sharing this
training with you and our future work together. Please sign up for our
email contact list (www.acuwithoutborders.org) to hear of our work in
New Orleans and the developing work with veterans.
Payment may be by check or
credit card. On site payment is only by check.
If paying by credit card, please go to the payment box at the bottom of
this page and follow the instructions.
FORM FOR AWB TRAINING, July 13-15, 2007.
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MEMBERS OF MAS OR ASVA will receive a 10% discount (not to be combined
with Volunteer or Student discount)
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POLICY: AWB will grant refunds
for cancellations as follows:
75% refunded if you cancel before or on June 22
25% refunded if you cancel before or on July 6
No refund after July 6, although there will be credit granted for a
future training (within one calendar year)
Acupuncture Leadership Training:
How to do AWB Disaster and Trauma Work
€ Qigong a necessary self care protocol for staying
healthy in the field specific exercises devoted to clearing
toxins and re-energizing
€ Ear acupuncture clinic demonstration of how AWB
sets up a mobile community clinic, including clean field, and putting
together working kits for the field participants join in
doing a community clinic
€ Power Point Presentation on AWB's work in New Orleans
including how AWB got started and what its mission is, community
acupuncture for trauma, what to expect when signing up to work in a
disaster situation, and more
€ How to set up and work in a Mobile Clinic setting
What's involved in setting up clinics at disaster sites and how are
they managed; numerous tips for working in field group and community
acupuncture; protocols and norms
€ Record keeping and evaluation/ demographic assessments at
€ Group dynamics and communication issues how to
create teams that flourish together these tools will also be
of benefit in your private practice (e.g. learning more about
projections and how to work with them when working with others)
€ Treatments in Disaster: Dos and Don'ts of interacting with
people in crisis; creating good boundaries
€ Comprehensive Acute Traumatic Stress Management: What is it,
what are the symptoms, what to expect, what to do, what not to do.
€ How to deal with emergencies protocols for
injuries, unexpected problems, etc. (further teaching on Safety later
This section fulfills 1 hour of
NCCAOM Ethics/Safety requirement
€ What's Expected of you as a Team Leader and a Team Member
€ An overview of what are the duties of the team leaders and
€ What Team Leaders and Team Members need to do set up
logistics for your team
€ Treatment protocols used by AWB understanding the
NADA 5 needle protocol from a five element perspective, review of 5
needle protocol point location and some tips on needle techniques
€ Group dynamics and communication issues Various simulated
field exercises) How to get your team functioning effectively
as a team, working out personality issues, allocating responsibilities,
guidelines and group norms. This is a place to role play as leaders.
(For example we might: have an on the ground disaster, or ask
participants to set up a mobile clinic, coordinate the other
participants to function as clients and get them treated. How is the
interaction? What dynamics surface? What do you observe with yourself
and each other? Were you willing to offer suggestions? Were you
flexible or not? Can you take direction from a peer?
€ How to run group feedback sessions, etc. (Note: These
exercises are also very useful for private practice). There will be
some discussion of how to facilitate group harmony and balance working
with the philosophy of the five elements.
€ Understanding secondary traumatization and self care (and
its importance for the safety of yourself and the team)
€ How to stay aware of early signs of difficulties among your
team. Keeping your eye on your team for signs of stress, what to do
when you notice team members are struggling
€ Ethics around responsibilities to the team, to the public
being served and to oneself
€ Dealing with ³difficult² team members and
€ Dos and Don'ts of interacting with people in crisis
training your team about the importance of language and
attitude and appropriate boundaries
€ Cultural competency: how to talk to people from different
cultures (whether ethnic, socioeconomic, or other), how to work with
local community alliances, public officials, army, police, veterans,
This section fulfills 2 hours
of NCCAOM Ethics/Safety requirement
€ Safety protocols: Incidents and incident reports, waiver
forms, consent for source patient, needle stick procedures.
This section fulfills 1 hour of
NCCAOM Ethics/Safety requirement
€ More on working with the media, doing presentations
(including some PowerPoint tips), and promoting an event and your
practice at the same time.
€ How to talk to the media, how to pitch a story, how to write
a Letter to the Editor, how to write a press release. How to present
AWB's message and vision in venues where you are an AWB
volunteerŠ (also can be beneficial for promoting your own
private practice). How to get publicity for community style
€ How to do a Community Style Acupuncture clinic in your
€ Promoting a clinic event, working with the media, setting up
€ Future AWB projects and how you can get involved.
At the conclusion of the
training, each participant will be given an opportunity to discuss with
an AWB staff person what role they are best suited for in the
organization, if you wish to pursue this. Some will decide that a
behind the scenes role suits them and others will be ready to perform
on the front lines.
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