course »Self Care & Compassion Fatigue when Working with Youth in Foster Care

Date: 6/6/2017, 10:00 am—1:30 pm
County: Solano County
Location: Vallejo
Sponsor: Alternative Family Services (AFS)
Phone: 707-648-2000
This highly interactive training is designed to address the self care needs of those working with children, youth and adults impacted by traumatic life events. The group will review several tools and techniques to circumvent the most challenging aspects of their compassion fatigue and to be able to regain a state of neuro-physiological (mind-body) regulation, recovery and resilience. Participants. 1. Participants will learn how to become resilient in the face of overwhelming demands. 2. Participants will learn planned strategies for self care during emotionally intense situations. 3. Learn the caregiver’s vulnerability to secondary trauma. 4. Learn to be aware of the causes and triggers of Compassion Fatigue and burnout. 5. Learn to recognize and address early warning signs of stress overload in yourself and others in their circle of colleagues, friends and acquaintances.