Self-Care: Don't Forget to Breathe

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About this module

System Technology Requirements

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Description:

Stress. Burnout. Turnover. Staff working in human services are often over-worked and underpaid. The work is hard. The stories are overwhelming. As individuals engaged in personally and professionally challenging work, we must care for ourselves so that we are better able to care for others. This unit offers strategies for staff self-care and creating healthy working environments. You will learn what self-care is and is not; how awareness, balance, and connection contribute to self-care; signs of secondary trauma; ways to balance action with mindfulness; and relate care for ourselves to connections with others. 

Who should take this module:

  • Managers
  • Directors

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the connection between staff turnover, burnout, and vicarious trauma
  • Illustrate ways individuals can prevent burnout
  • Describe ways to develop healthy working environments

Meet the authors:

Ken Kraybill, MSW, has worked in healthcare, behavioral health, homelessness, and housing for more than 35 years. He has 18 years of experience working as a behavioral health practitioner in homeless services. For the past two decades, he has been developing curricula and facilitating in-person and online training nationally on topics including motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, outreach and engagement, case management, critical time intervention, and supervision.

Sam Johnston, EdD, focuses on social learning and processes and the use of online and blended learning to support peer-to-peer knowledge transfer. She has conducted design-based research in the fields of mental health care, human services, criminal justice and education in order to find out what various workforces need to continue to learn when engaging in personally and professionally challenging work. She led the creation of C4's online strategy and helped developed a blended learning curriculum for criminal justice and behavioral health professionals. 

Module facts:

  • Subject: Self-care
  • Length: Most can complete in 1 hour
  • Course type: Asynchronous, home study
    • Participants will watch pre-recorded videos and be quizzed on the knowledge they learn afterwards 
  • Content level: Introductory
  • Covered topics: Self-care, burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, secondary trauma
  • Fees: $50 (unless a basic or advanced subscriber)

Refund and Cancellation policy:

Access is automatically provided to this module once purchased. Therefore, no refund will be given. For special circumstances, C4 may cancel your registration and move your credit to another module of equal value. 

Accommodations:

If you need accommodations for disability, please contact C4’s Managing Director Rachel Ehly.

Grievances:

If you would like to report a complaint, please email C4's Senior Trainer Ken Kraybill or Managing Director Rachel Ehly.

Questions? Concerns? Email us at training@c4innovates.com

Related resources:

Curriculum

  • Course handouts
  • Self-care: Part One
  • Self-care: Quiz 1
  • Watch Playing for Change, One Love
  • Watch: Playing for Change, Stand by Me
  • Self-care: Part Two
  • Self-care: Quiz 2
  • Self-Care: Feedback

About this module

System Technology Requirements

Please ensure your viewing device complies with the following recommendation:

  • Must be on a device that allows you to view MP4 files
  • Ensure you have a strong enough internet speed to stream
  • Ensure you don't have firewalls blocking the video (some firewalls block some HTTP addresses)

Description:

Stress. Burnout. Turnover. Staff working in human services are often over-worked and underpaid. The work is hard. The stories are overwhelming. As individuals engaged in personally and professionally challenging work, we must care for ourselves so that we are better able to care for others. This unit offers strategies for staff self-care and creating healthy working environments. You will learn what self-care is and is not; how awareness, balance, and connection contribute to self-care; signs of secondary trauma; ways to balance action with mindfulness; and relate care for ourselves to connections with others. 

Who should take this module:

  • Managers
  • Directors

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize the connection between staff turnover, burnout, and vicarious trauma
  • Illustrate ways individuals can prevent burnout
  • Describe ways to develop healthy working environments

Meet the authors:

Ken Kraybill, MSW, has worked in healthcare, behavioral health, homelessness, and housing for more than 35 years. He has 18 years of experience working as a behavioral health practitioner in homeless services. For the past two decades, he has been developing curricula and facilitating in-person and online training nationally on topics including motivational interviewing, trauma-informed care, outreach and engagement, case management, critical time intervention, and supervision.

Sam Johnston, EdD, focuses on social learning and processes and the use of online and blended learning to support peer-to-peer knowledge transfer. She has conducted design-based research in the fields of mental health care, human services, criminal justice and education in order to find out what various workforces need to continue to learn when engaging in personally and professionally challenging work. She led the creation of C4's online strategy and helped developed a blended learning curriculum for criminal justice and behavioral health professionals. 

Module facts:

  • Subject: Self-care
  • Length: Most can complete in 1 hour
  • Course type: Asynchronous, home study
    • Participants will watch pre-recorded videos and be quizzed on the knowledge they learn afterwards 
  • Content level: Introductory
  • Covered topics: Self-care, burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, secondary trauma
  • Fees: $50 (unless a basic or advanced subscriber)

Refund and Cancellation policy:

Access is automatically provided to this module once purchased. Therefore, no refund will be given. For special circumstances, C4 may cancel your registration and move your credit to another module of equal value. 

Accommodations:

If you need accommodations for disability, please contact C4’s Managing Director Rachel Ehly.

Grievances:

If you would like to report a complaint, please email C4's Senior Trainer Ken Kraybill or Managing Director Rachel Ehly.

Questions? Concerns? Email us at training@c4innovates.com

Related resources:

Curriculum

  • Course handouts
  • Self-care: Part One
  • Self-care: Quiz 1
  • Watch Playing for Change, One Love
  • Watch: Playing for Change, Stand by Me
  • Self-care: Part Two
  • Self-care: Quiz 2
  • Self-Care: Feedback