course »Compassion Fatigue: Self-Care Strategies to Prevent Burnout in the Workforce

Date: 3/28/2017, 8:45 am—1:00 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 3.75
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
You can only help others as far as you have helped yourself! This training is about getting a Ph.D in YOU! We are called to the helping field because we enjoy making a difference and helping others. Your super power is HELPING! However, even Superman had kryptonite. It is often that those in the helping profession have the hardest time taking care of themselves and prioritizing their own self-care. The more you care for yourself and read the cues of your own needs, the more restored energy you have to give to others around you.

You Taking care of yourself has to do with, well, yourself. This is the starting place. We can’t expect our families, friends, colleagues, or organizations to place a value on self-care if we don’t do so ourselves.

You and Others Our relationships with others are a key piece of taking care of ourselves. Sometimes these relationships help; some- times they distract. No matter what, we know that taking care of ourselves cannot happen in isolation.

You, Others, and Work Our workplace plays a large role in our lives. It is where we spend much of our waking time and energy. For many of us who work with those experiencing homelessness, our work is more of a vocation or a calling than it is a 9-to-5 job. The people we serve have complicated, often overwhelming problems. To help them through their journey, we must create team and organizational cultures that value care of the self, the team, and the organization.