Relationship Building

For many, facing trauma can lead to social isolation, as we withdraw into ourselves to cope with troubling thoughts and emotions. However, maintaining an effective support system is critical to our mental health.

In this course, you will discover best practices in developing a strong support system, both at home and at work. Through a focus on families, coping with shift work and absences from home, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the importance of friendships and work relationships to mental wellbeing.

In the second part of the course, you will explore how to maintain an inclusive, healthy and respectful workplace, with an emphasis on how culture and community can affect your response to workplace stresses.

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Online - - TBD $350.00 30 Register

Schedule clarification: Online courses begin on the first date listed and end six days after the last date listed. The interim dates/times are not your actual online class times.

What will I learn?

After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Identify the qualities of healthy relationships within the family, workplace and community
  • Develop response-building strategies with work colleagues exhibiting traumatic symptomatologies
  • Explain how culture impacts workplace relationships
  • Identify existing and potential personal supports
  • Recognize the impact of the first responder's career on families

How will I learn?

  • Assignments
  • Participation in online discussions
  • Examinations

Hardware and software requirements 

We deliver this course using SFU's online course management system, Canvas. You will receive course details and Canvas access instructions on the first day of the course. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas here.

New to online learning? See Online Programs and Courses for helpful videos and additional information.

Learning materials

You will access course materials online using Canvas