Cuyahoga County Youth Work Institute | Weatherhead School at Case Western Reserve University

Taking Care of You: Self-Care Strategies for the Youth Development Professional

This one-day session focuses on effective strategies to combat compassion fatigue prevalent in the helping fields such as youth work. Self-care denotes an intentional approach to addressing the emotional impact of secondary trauma and stress of those in the youth serving field. This session will explore research based practices and strategies to address compassion fatigue.

This workshop aligns with core knowledge and competencies for youth work professionals that have been developed by the National Afterschool Association (NAA) and the Ohio Afterschool Network (OAN).

The NAA core knowledge content area addressed:

Intended Audience: program coordinators, front-line youth workers