Look at the Helpers: Addressing Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Shared Trauma in the Helping Community
Two years into the pandemic, our communities continue to be gripped with grief and suffering, both from the cumulative impact of Covid-19, and the pre-existing inequities that contribute to continued collective grief; behavioral health workers are on the front lines of response, every single day.
- $25.00 Registration Fee
- Free to all students
“Mental health” is in the news and trending, yet we hear almost nothing about supporting those who are providing mental health and social services support to their communities. Research shows that mental health providers face an increased risk of compassion fatigue, burnout, and secondary traumatization; compassion fatigue is truly an occupational hazard in our field. Remember the adage, you can’t pour from an empty cup? This workshop was designed to help “fill the cup”, or at least encourage us to start thinking about ways to do so, through a resilience lens.
The workshop will provide a collective overview of compassion fatigue, burnout, and shared trauma (Tosone, 2012), and offer registrants a framework for addressing and mitigating the effects and impact of burnout and CF. We will invite and encourage participants to reflect upon and lean into their own plan for personal and professional self-care, through the spirit of discussion, community building (via breakout groups), and reflection. There is no debating the fact that these matters of professional impact must be normalized and interrogated if the helpers are going to be able to continue to help, long after mental health stops trending on Twitter.
Participants will learn:
- To identify and recognize compassion fatigue, burnout, and shared trauma in the helping profession.
- To locate risk factors related to both compassion fatigue and burnout.
- To define personal and professional strategies to mitigate the impact of both compassion fatigue, burnout, and shared trauma, and develop a personal and professional plan for sustainability and reflection.
Renee M. Rawcliffe , LMSW
Renee is a social worker, and the Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development at Adelphi University School of Social Work, an adjunct faculty member in the OMSW program at AUSSW and a doctoral student. Rawcliffe spent close to 20 years in direct practice working with individuals and communities impacted by disasters, and provided leadership and content expert training to human service organizations responding to these events. As a result of this work, Renee takes any opportunity she can to address compassion fatigue and burnout to both seasoned professionals and students and attributes her longevity and success in the disaster response world to champions and supervisors who did the same for her.
Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:
- Social Workers
- CASAC Renewal upon approval
- APA Psychology
- NYSED Psychology
Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.
New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”
Adelphi University School of Social Work: Continuing Education and Professional Development, #1786, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Adelphi University School of Social Work: Continuing Education and Professional Development maintain responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/03/2022 – 03/03/2023. ACE is not an approved Continuing Education Provider in the states of New York and West Virginia unless the event is outside of West VA. Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved NYSED CE provider in New York State.
Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issuedCancellation Policy Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.
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