A Self-Care Starter Kit: An Essential Survival Tool for Helping Professionals Workshop

Date: Monday October 16th 2017 12:30 pm to Monday October 16th 2017 4:00 pm
Place: Multipurpose Room 6, Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
Working with individuals, families and communities in any capacity is rewarding work for all types of service providers, however, supporting survivors of trauma, violence and abuse comes with a host of challenges that can deplete internal resources of those in the frontline caring professions.

This is increasingly evident as we are asked to do "more and more with less and less," which may threaten to overwhelm coping abilities. The most important part of coping with the intensity of the work is to acknowledge its impact on mind, body and spirit.

With this in mind, this presentation will provide an overview of:
  • Compassion satisfaction and fatigue
  • Vicarious trauma and burnout

Participants will have the opportunity to explore and share self-care strategies within a holistic framework.

This half-day workshop is facilitated by Kathleen Gorman.

Cost of the workshop: $35 for REACH Members; $45 for Non-Members

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Notice to Registered Social Workers: REACH workshops are eligible for Category A credits with the Alberta College of Social Workers if they align with your personal learning goals for the year and you submit a Category A Summary Form in your personal portfolio.