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Helper SelfCare: Preventing Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Traumatization

by on May 04, 2011

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Working with challenging populations can be more than just exhausting to those in the helping profession. Managing the daily stress of children and their families in crisis can take a toll on ...

Working with challenging populations can be more than just exhausting to those in the helping profession. Managing the daily stress of children and their families in crisis can take a toll on productivity, enthusiasm, and can even be harmful to program staff. In this interactive course, we’ll discuss the different levels of stress reactions, take a self-assessment, discuss strategies for and challenges related to stress reduction, and experience creative strategies for self-care.

Participants will:
• Identify the differences between and signs of developing burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious traumatization
• Learn common stressors particular to working with children and families in crisis or with chronic dysfunction
• Engage with personal creative self-care techniques to reduce stress, prevent further development of stress reactions, and revitalize commitment to the work therapy

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