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strategies and activities to build resilience

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Who this is for:
  • Clinicians
  • First Responders
  • Clergy
  • Professional Caregivers

Job burnout, secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma can take its toll. This interactive presentation will take the audience through the FABULOUS Framework for Wellness, which suggests eight ways to build career resilience. Attendees will increase their awareness of how to practice self-care by putting their character strengths into practice.

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Topics for Judges and Court Personnel

Who this is for:
  • Judges
  • Attorneys
  • Stenographic court reporters
  • Court coordinators

This engaging and interactive presentation will take those who work in the judiciary through eight characteristics of resilience. Judges, attorneys, court coordinators and others who work in the courts are often exposed to traumatic material, stressful litigation, and highly emotional cases. They can be negatively impacted and experience burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma. During this vicarious trauma-informed program, the audience will identify eight self-care techniques to increase their job satisfaction and recognize their character strengths, that build professional resilience in the judiciary.


Topics for Building Resilience in Victim Services Providers

Who this is for:
  • Victim/witness advocates
  • Victim witness services coordinators
  • Protective services agents
  • Case management specialists
  • Restorative justice facilitators

Those who work in victim services are often impacted by the stories they hear. Being empathetic and compassionate, they can experience compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma, which can impact their wellbeing. This vicarious trauma-informed program will focus on building personal career resilience. As victim services providers identify their character strengths, they will learn ways to put them into practice to become more resilient.

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Topics for School-Based Professionals to Minimize Burnout and Build Resilience 

Who this is for:
  • Child study teams
  • District administrators
  • Classroom teachers
  • School psychologists
  • School nurses

In a school community, chronic or acute trauma, grief and loss impacts educators and clinicians in unique and cumulative ways. Empathetic, emotional and compassionate professionals can experience job burnout, secondary traumatic stress and vicarious trauma.  With awareness and skill building, school professionals will learn how to put their own character strengths into practice to better manage compassion fatigue and enhance resilience. During this vicarious trauma-informed program, the audience will identify eight pathways of self-care to reclaim joy and purpose in their work.

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Achieving Operational Success in Healthcare: Strategies to Increase  Retention & Productivity

Description: Organizations have experienced many losses during the pandemic, and now they face another potential loss – employee retention. This talent management in healthcare challenge needs to be addressed now, before your most valuable employees leave their job. Employment retention strategies keep employees motivated, dedicated, and productive. This grief-informed and vicarious trauma-informed program focuses on instilling career resilience. This is accomplished through an 8-pillar wellness framework.

Learning Outcome: The purpose of this activity is to:

  • Identify contributors and symptoms of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma
  • Determine 8 key factors that contribute to retaining burned out employees
  • Discuss the importance of flexibility in the workplace
  • Create an action plan that focuses on wellbeing, work-life balance and resilience