National Center on Family Homelessness Webinar:Building a Culture of Self-Care to Support Service Providers
Thursday, May 10 - from 2:30 to 4:00 PM
We all need opportunities to step back, breathe, and think about how our work both challenges and enriches us on a daily basis. For people who work in the social services, experiences of intense fatigue and burn-out are common. In addition to the stress of supporting others, managing paperwork, and meeting expectations, partnering with people who have experienced traumatic life events can be traumatizing for service providers. This phenomenon, known as secondary trauma or compassion fatigue, can have a significant impact on quality of life both at work and beyond. In this webinar, participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of secondary trauma and discuss ways to prevent burnout. Tips and tools for addressing the self-care needs of both individuals and organizations will be covered.