Mindfulness for Child Welfare Workers
The Wayne State University School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education invites child welfare workers, family preservation workers, foster care workers and adoption services to attend one of our specialized child welfare trainings.
Wayne State University's Cousneling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Associate Director of Afterhours Program Patricia Dixon, LMSW, ACSW will lead the training "Mindfulness for Child Welfare Workers". This training will be a fun and educational opportunity for child welfare workers to learn self-care techniques that will reduce anxiety and stress while improving focus and decision-making skills. Participants will learn how the limbic system plays an important part in stress management and when attended to reduces risk of burnout. The training will demonstrate basic and intermediate ways to utilize mindfulness in day-to-day work and home activities to promote work–life balance. This training will utilize role playing, exercises, games, small and large group discussions, and visual displays.
As a result of this training, attendees will be prepared to:
- Learn at least three mindfulness skills to use to improve self-care and work performance.
- Describe how mindfulness helps a person to manage the Fight Flight Freeze reaction
- Use at least one mindfulness technique with clients and co-workers.
Attendees can obtain 3 CE's upon completion of the training, payment receipt and passing of the post-training quiz. Spots are limited and preference will be given to child welfare workers. Cost: Free to all MDHHS and private agency child welfare workers; $15 students; $45 all others.
All attendees must RSVP by February 20, 2023 for this training. Attendees will receive the Zoom link upon completion of the RSVP.