Contact hours: 3
Professionals in child welfare deal with many pressures on a daily basis and must cope with a significant and ever-growing amount of stress. Social workers not only have to deal the stress of the families they work with and their co-workers and peers, but also the stresses of their personal life. For those of us in the caring professions, burnout is a greater danger than ever. Social workers need to understand stress management, and learn the skills necessary to survive, keep moving forward, and prevent burnout. This workshop, presented by a long time student of stress management, offers some new perspectives, and reexamines some old ideas, about one of the most important topics of our times.
Course presenter: Maris H. Blechner, M Ed, LCSW is an adoption specialist with many years as an educator in the United States and Canada, also doing hands-on adoption work. She is presently an adjunct instructor at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City, and does clinical and administrative consultation, as well as keynotes, conference presentations, and national webinars.