Managing Secondary Trauma and Burnout in Child Welfare

Research has shown that human services professionals have a higher incidence of traumatic stress and burnout, compared to the general population, as a result of chronic exposure to human tragedy, crisis, pain and suffering. Unresolved trauma and burnout can create disabling symptoms for those who go untreated. 

Cutting-edge neuroscience research offers newer understanding about trauma and burnout impacts. Updated interventions to build resilience and promote employee health and well-being will also be addressed. Revising organizational cultures and practices has also been found to enhance employee resilience and increase employee retention.

Topics include:

  • Neuroscience of secondary trauma, burnout and its effects on the brain 
  • Symptoms and signs as well as related issues
  • Evidence-based strategies and organizational supports to strengthen resilience and facilitate recovery
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