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Mindfulness to Prevent Secondary Traumatic Stress Among Child Welfare Professionals

  • WMU College of Health and Human Services 1240 Oakland Avenue Room 1010 Kalamazoo, MI 49008 United States (map)

Course Description:

This 3-hour workshop focuses on pragmatic somatic mindfulness strategies to build, strengthen and sustain well-being among helping professionals working in child welfare and mental health programs. Research-supported mindfulness-centered practices that reduce stress and increase well-being will be presented and demonstrated. Participants will learn practical knowledge and skills to both aid stress reduction and promote well-being in an effort to support optimal professional growth and practice.   We will focus on body-based strategies that restore and rejuvenate a sense of well-being, and also rejuvenate one’s spark to do good work and enjoy other aspects of our lives. The aim is to have participants leave with practical strategies and a renewed charge for moving forward with their work and life goals.



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CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Western Michigan School of SW

Contact Information:
Alicia Dorr