Compassion Fatigue in Working with Youth
This training draws on discussion, activities, and reflections concerning CASA volunteers and staffs’ experiences of vicarious trauma through their advocacy with foster youth. Participants will identify the challenges they currently face, and create strategies for maintaining resiliency in the face of overwhelming and emotionally intense demands.
Participants will be familiar with the factors that cause burnout and techniques for preventing it
Participants will understand their own vulnerability to vicarious trauma
Participants will discuss new ways to care for themselves
Participants will discuss how to support co-workers and how to increase morale
Participants will understand their role in preventing burnout
Speaker: Beverly Kyer, MSW, ACSW
Beverly has been a Public Speaker and Educator for more than 36 years, specializing in PTSD, the Trauma Impact on Brain Development, Behavior and Learning in Children, Youth and Adults, and Vicarious Trauma. Her participatory training style creates an interactive and collaborative learning environment.
Beverly has served as the Assistant Chief of Social Work Services in Bronx N.Y. Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. She has worked with children and families in foster care and juvenile justice systems, and those receiving medical and psychiatric care. Roles in her career include: Therapist, Social Worker, Social Worker Supervisor, and Grief & Loss and Trauma Informed Educator and Consultant. Beverly has taught at UC Davis Extension, Fresno State, and San Diego State University.
Registration begins at 8:30 and lunch will be provided. This training is open to CASA staff and volunteers.
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