Burnout Summit for Child Welfare

The past two years have brought a host of unprecedented challenges to child welfare agencies and the communities they serve. Now, child welfare staff and leaders report experiencing high levels of stress and burnout – and many Northern California counties are facing significant recruitment and retention challenges, which only exacerbate the stressors on those who remain. Please join us for a one-day Burnout Summit to learn strategies to manage burnout, stress and exhaustion for yourself and your colleagues, and to reinvigorate yourself to keep doing the critically important work that you do each day.

Who Should Attend

This virtual summit is for anyone working in the child welfare profession in the Northern/Mountain Valley region: social workers, support staff, supervisors, managers, directors and other child welfare staff who are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and needing some strategies to survive and thrive.

Keynote Speakers

We have an amazing lineup of nationally recognized keynote speakers, including:

  • Jennifer Moss, journalist, international speaker, strategist driving the conversation toward healthier workplace cultures, and author of the bestselling book The Burnout Epidemic, which explores the real causes of burnout and how organizations can stop the chronic stress cycle. 
  • Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, founder and director of the Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others and The Age of Overwhelm: Strategies for the Long Haul. 
  • Beth Cohen, clinical and organizational psychologist, and author of Workaches: The Neuroscience Guide to Surviving and Thriving at Work.
  • Neesha Patel, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior-certified mindfulness facilitator.

Full Program Agenda

Read the Full Program Agenda to learn more about the event schedule, the speakers and their presentations.

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