Recharge Your Batteries: Self-Care for Parents and Caregivers Running on Empty
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
“Self-care” is a term you have probably heard many times. Most likely, you already know what it means. But unfortunately, taking care of yourself doesn’t always happen; especially during stressful times, which is when it is most needed.
Given all that there is to do in any given day, taking care of yourself can sometimes feel like one more thing you have to add into or try to fit into your schedule. As a result, if you don’t do it or can’t make time for it, you could run the risk of feeling like you’ve failed. Taking care of yourself can often feel like it is easier said than done.
Join our discussion of reasons self-care is especially important for kinship caregivers, foster and adoptive parents, ideas for taking care of yourself, finding ways to fit self-care into your busy schedule, and getting support from others to help make sure self-care happens.
About the trainer:
Maureen Heffernan is a child welfare consultant and trainer. She works on a national level with the National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment and The Annie E. Casey Foundation. She is also regular trainer in the Ohio Child Welfare Training program and a member of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Family Care Association. Maureen is committed to supporting kinship, foster and adoptive families and has trained families on numerous foster care and adoption related topics.
When & Where
Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
About the Coalition
The Coalition for Children, Youth & Families supports people who are changing lives through foster care and adoption by connecting them to the resources that provide the information, training, and support they need to succeed. For more information about the Coalition, please visit www.wiadopt.org. We invite you to call us with your questions: 414-475-1246.