Behavioral Healthcare providers and related workers are constantly exposed to secondary trauma and frequently have to deal with large caseloads and extended hours due to massive staffing issues. Workforce turnover is commonplace, and we need to identify and implement strategies to stabilize and support the workers that are still providing services. The topics and strategies that we’ll share and rehearse are designed to help the workforce recognize and deal effectively with their own stress and stressors. This highly interactive workshop will begin by reviewing burnout, compassion fatigue and secondary stress. Participants will receive the Professional Quality of Life tool to complete PRIOR to attending the session and will have an opportunity to share results and discuss strategies in small groups. We’ll explore boundaries, guardrails and expanded emotional language to support a healthy workforce. We’ll utilize the Polyvagal Theory to frame our exploration of practices to calm and strengthen our nervous systems. We’ll actively rehearse strategies to activate our social engagement system and wrap things up by developing personalized resiliency plans.
3 CEs Pending for SW, C, RN/LPN, Psychology
Connection: To ensure CIP COE provides top quality training and learning experiences, all participants must have their cameras on for the entire training event to attend and receive credit. The attendance and participation expectations are the same for virtual and in-person training events: no multitasking, follow along, engage, and participate in discussions and other activities, no traveling in a car or attending concurrent meetings.
Note: If you join the training without your camera on, you will be removed and need to reschedule.
1. Bandwidth issues: inform your agency and make plans to access a connection that is conducive for camera-on, engaged learning.
2. Chromebook or similar devices generally complicate your connection. You will not be able to obtain chat information etc.; you will need alternative options.
3. Phoning in with audio (no video) cannot verify attendance, you will be removed from the training and unable to earn credits.