Integrating Mindful Awareness Strategies to Support Well-being and Resiliency in the Child Welfare Workforce
Child welfare professionals are exposed to difficult, potentially traumatizing experiences that can lead to secondary traumatic stress and burn out. Mindfulness is an evidence-based way to support health, wellbeing, and resiliency in the face of stress and trauma. In this seminar, participants will learn about the health and wellness benefits of mindfulness and ways mindfulness has been implemented to support child welfare and other professionals working with children and families affected by trauma and adversity. A range of mindful practices will be introduced and explored, with participants developing a plan for integrating practices into their daily work and home routines.