Full course description
Cl# SW780D Boundaries, Secondary Trauma, and Self Care 6 CEUs
Instructor Paul Gibson, LCSW
Thursday, April 29, 2021 9 AM - 4 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
Working with youth and families in child welfare and the juvenile justice system can be stressful; it is important for us to understand how this impacts us on a personal level and be active in taking care of ourselves. Examine the importance of maintaining boundaries and self-care for youth service providers staying effective as helping professionals and maintain our personal well-being. Discuss personal issues that impact our work including emotional boundaries, the zone of involvement, client transference, and staff counter-transference. Review ethical practice issues and guidelines for professional helping relationships.
Study secondary traumatic stress experienced by youth service providers, including symptoms, effects, how to manage secondary trauma, and stress information and management skills. Explore the stress response cycle, signs of stress, and coping skills for managing stress. Learn stress reduction techniques, including relaxation methods, social support, time management, assertive communication, changing negative beliefs.