Beyond Burnout: Self Care as a Critical Component when Working with Traumatized Youth and Families

July 14, 2017

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center
1 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017

OVERVIEW

While professionals in almost any complex and stressful field can experience burn-out from time to time, those of us in the helping professions, particularly when working with populations that have been exposed to traumatizing events, are also at risk for compassion fatigue and even developing thoughts, feelings and behaviors similar to PTSD symptoms. This three-hour workshop will educate participants about the continuum of reactivity from burnout through secondary traumatic stress, what puts us at greatest risk and what supports greatest resiliency. We will talk together about team based strategies that can help each other stay healthy during our workaday lives, and explore various ways each person can commit to taking self care and positive self acknowledgement to the next, beneficial level.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to: 
  • Understand the similarities and difference between burn-out, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and secondary traumatic stress, and the risks inherent in each.
  • Explore ways to increase resiliency based practices on their teams at work, and leave with a plan to try one new practice with their teams within the next week.
  • Explore ways to increase their commitment to self care.
  • Leave the training with a plan to get started.
This conference will attract social workers and human services professionals who provide services to Veterans, Military Service Personnel and their larger support networks (e.g. spouses, children, and extended family).  It will increase the knowledge base on the intersection of specific Veteran and Military Service issues (e.g. substance abuse, PTSD, homelessness, families, housing, employment, education, advocacy, wellness, alternate paths to care, family violence).    
This conference will attract social workers and human services professionals who provide services to Veterans, Military Service Personnel and their larger support networks (e.g. spouses, children, and extended family).  It will increase the knowledge base on the intersection of specific Veteran and Military Service issues (e.g. substance abuse, PTSD, homelessness, families, housing, employment, education, advocacy, wellness, alternate paths to care, family violence).    

Presenters

Consuelo Senior
Mary Dino, LCSW
Clinical Assistant Professor
The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center
 

Mary Dino, LCSW is a clinical social worker licensed and practicing in the State of New York for nineteen years. She is currently Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU Child Study Center in New York City, where she is a master trainer and consultant in Trauma Systems Therapy. Mary also provides consultation and training for a variety of human services organizations, generally in the areas of child, youth and family work, in clinical and non-clinical settings. Mary has worked as a clinician and in program development in day treatment, residential, outpatient and foster care. She has extensive expertise in training professionals working with youth and families in trauma, mental health, family engagement, collaborative practice and organizational stress, and in assessing and treating interpersonal trauma in children and adolescents. Mary is passionate about both training and learning, and strongly believes in the healing power of humor.