Personal and Professional Strategies to Reduce Psychological Stress During a Pandemic

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Webinar event date

Mar 31, 2020 1:00 pm EDT

Webinar Presenters

Charlene is a Registered Social Worker in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with specializations in trauma-informed practice and burnout prevention for personal and professional caregivers. She is the founder of Caring Safely® a certified educational institute in Canada providing education and training to individuals and organizations. Charlene is also an instructor with the Faculty of Social Work, at the University of Calgary, and the author of 20 Quick Strategies to Help Your Patients and Clients Manage Stress.

Description

Social Workers have always helped the most vulnerable people in society.  The current global pandemic brings a period of unprecedented change and stress, which means their needs have increased significantly while their supports may have diminished.  This rapid rate of change and disruption, both personally and professionally, causes psychological stress. This webinar will provide Social Workers with personal and professional strategies to reduce and mitigate the impact of this stress.

The webinar will cover some of the following:

  • Learn individual and relational strategies for psychological health and wellness while self-isolating
  • Review a framework for practicing trauma-informed social work from a distance and/or during large scale societal change
  • Identify strategies to practice social work in a new format (working from home, working via phone/video)