Read the articles and watch the videos here and below:
“Self Care 101” https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/skinny-revisited/201805/self-care-101
“Police Self Care” (applies to any public service profession) https://www.lexipol.com/resources/blog/how-self-care-can-reduce-police-officer-stress/
Advice About Self Care from our Social Work Faculty: https://www.nsvrc.org/sites/default/files/Publication_NSVRC_Overview_Self-Care.pdf
“The Edge of Compassion” | Françoise Mathieu, M.Ed, CCC; Psychotherapist, Author and Educator https://youtu.be/IcaUA6A37q8
“Compassion Fatigue: What is it and do you have it?” | Juliette Watt, Author https://youtu.be/v-4m35Gixno
“Self Care: What It Really Is” | Susannah Winters; Entrepreneur and Speaker https://youtu.be/dBn0ETS6XDk
After reading the selections on self-care, viewing the Self Care Video Lectures, and reviewing the material on the Vicarious Trauma Tool-Kit for Agencies:
What can you do to practice effective self-care in your current role or job?
What self-care steps can you take in your future public service roles?
Can you use some of he learnings from this Unit and the material relating to self-care to help others in your profession?
Can you take steps to ensure your agency recognizes the importance of self-care…and how?