Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma Part 8: Taking Care of Yourself
Part 8 of the “Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma” series focuses on you as the caregiver. In the world of trauma-informed parenting, it is essential that you understand how to take care of yourself, too. This course focuses on the challenges of helping others manage trauma, and the effects that can have. You will be introduced to compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress, and go through a “self-care checkup” to see how well you are supporting your own health. A fundamental part of this session is helping you gain coping strategies, when you are overwhelmed by others’ trauma or when another’s trauma is a reminder of your own past experiences. with strategies for integrating activities in the short- and long-term.
This course is not eligible for Social Work CEUs at this time.