Self-Care: Don't Forget to Breathe

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
  • Discuss ways individuals can prevent burnout
  • Discuss 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
  • CE credit: 1
  • Course type: Asynchronous, home study
  • Content level: Introductory
  • Covered topics: Self-care, burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, secondary trauma
  • Fees: $50 (unless a basic or advanced subscriber)
  • Date created: 2016

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:


In order to fully complete this module and receive a continuing education certificate from one of the following boards, 100% of the posttest questions must be answered correctly (you will have unlimited retests) along with the final evaluation. The required posttest questions will be at the end of each section and the required evaluation will be provided at the completion of the module. Upon successful completion of this module, a certificate will automatically appear on your screen for you to download in PDF format. You will also be able to access your profile on the learning management system at any time to view or print your certificate at a later date. If you are social worker, you will need to write in your license number in the noted space on the certificate. 

C4 Innovations has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6576. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. C4 Innovations is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This course has been approved by C4 Innovations  as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #100990, C4 Innovations is responsible for all aspects of their programing.

C4 Innovations, Provider #1457, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. C4 Innovations maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 10/17/2020 to 10/17/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

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
  • Discuss ways individuals can prevent burnout
  • Discuss 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
  • CE credit: 1
  • Course type: Asynchronous, home study
  • Content level: Introductory
  • Covered topics: Self-care, burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, secondary trauma
  • Fees: $50 (unless a basic or advanced subscriber)
  • Date created: 2016

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:


In order to fully complete this module and receive a continuing education certificate from one of the following boards, 100% of the posttest questions must be answered correctly (you will have unlimited retests) along with the final evaluation. The required posttest questions will be at the end of each section and the required evaluation will be provided at the completion of the module. Upon successful completion of this module, a certificate will automatically appear on your screen for you to download in PDF format. You will also be able to access your profile on the learning management system at any time to view or print your certificate at a later date. If you are social worker, you will need to write in your license number in the noted space on the certificate. 

C4 Innovations has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6576. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. C4 Innovations is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This course has been approved by C4 Innovations  as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #100990, C4 Innovations is responsible for all aspects of their programing.

C4 Innovations, Provider #1457, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. C4 Innovations maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 10/17/2020 to 10/17/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

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