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Self-Study

A Trauma-Informed Approach to Self-Care: Preserving and Nurturing Yourself


Credit Available - See CEs/Contact Hours tab below.

Average Rating:
   4.6
Category:
Certificate Program: Online Trauma-Informed Organization: Basics for All Staff |  Mindfulness, Self-care |  Trauma and PTSD |  Trauma-Informed Organization: Foundation Courses
Trainer:
Whitney Mendel, MSW, PhD
Course Levels:
Beginning
Duration:
1 Hour 27 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
May 04, 2021



Description

Course Format

Hybrid: Recorded video online activity and reading-based online activity.


This course is a required course in the Online Trauma-Informed Organization Certificate Program: Basics for All Staff that was created by the University at Buffalo School of Social Work’s Institute on Trauma and Trauma-Informed Care (ITTIC).

Individuals who work with trauma survivors can experience burnout, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue. Work-related stressors can take a toll not only on the individuals doing the work, but also on the overall work environment. There is evidence that cultivating a culture that meaningfully supports staff self-care can help to mitigate the negative impact of these stressors while positively enhancing personal and professional growth. This presentation will increase awareness about possible impacts of the work, examine the importance of self-care when interfacing with trauma in one’s work, and offer strategies to support individual and organizational wellbeing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recall the core principles of a trauma-informed approach and describe how these principles may be mobilized to support individual and collective wellness;
  • Recognize how individual behaviors and organizational culture can enhance self-care;
  • Explain the professional and ethical implications associated with practicing self-care;
  • Differentiate between vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout, as well as compassion satisfaction, resilience, vicarious resilience, and vicarious post-traumatic growth;
  • Formulate individualized and organizational strategies to maintain awareness of and address the impact of the work.

Target Audience:  This course is appropriate for social workers and all levels of human service staff that seek foundational information on trauma and a Trauma-Informed approach.

Customer Service

We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.


CEs/Contact Hours


NYSED LMSW & LCSW CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 4.5


NYSED LMHC CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 4.5


NYSED LMFT CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 4.5


NYSED LCAT CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0003. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 4.5


NYSED PSY CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0062. Continuing education Self-Study contact hours: 4.5


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 3.75 hours for  CPP & CPS Initial, Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal.



Handouts

Trainer

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Whitney Mendel, MSW, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Public Health, specializing in community health education at Daemen College. Both her research and community work center around maternal and child health and health inequities. Whitney works in many capacities within the community, merging her social work roots and the prevention focus of public health in an effort to better meet the needs of the women and families of Western New York. Her research employs a social determinants of health perspective to inform prevention and intervention strategies to improve birth outcomes among disadvantaged populations.


Course Outline

  1. Introduction to trauma, re-traumatization, and the guiding values/principles of a trauma-informed approach;
  2. Potential impacts of work-related stressors;
  3. Self-care and its personal and professional impact;
  4. Ethics and self-care;
  5. Activity: self-care strategies;
  6. Caring for yourself and the ABCs of self-care;
  7. Reflection point: self-awareness;
  8. Organizational strategies to support self- and collective care;
  9. Resources;
  10. Complete the readings located in the Materials section of the course site.

Completion Requirements

No partial credit is given for partial attendance.

In order to receive a certificate of completion for this course participants must complete the following.

Please note all requirements can be found in your UBCE21 portal. 

- Watch the video(s) in their entirety.

- Complete the self-study hours of required reading(s). These are the handouts labeled "required".

- After the training, take and pass the quiz with a score of 80% or higher. Participants have three chances to pass the quiz. You can access the quiz by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course. 

-  After the training, complete the evaluation by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course.

- The certificate of completion will be immediately generated in your account upon completion of all course requirements. Certificates may be downloaded, printed, or left in your account. 

Self-Study Course Access

Upon successful registration of the course, including receipt of payment, you will be able to access the course materials. 

How do I test my system / access the online training?

To access the program, please log into your account. Click on the Launch Viewer button next to your program title.

How do I access the course materials

To download course materials, log into your account. Under the seminar name click on the Handouts button.

Equipment Requirements

Required Hardware
- A computer (desktop/laptop) or mobile device (smartphone/tablet).
- Speakers/headphones/earbuds for audio.


Internet Connection
- A stable Internet connection of 56K or greater is required. (However, please note that a 56K connection may degrade the quality of your experience.)


Any questions about these requirements or other technical questions can be directed to sw-ce@buffalo.edu.

Self-Study Cancellation Policy

Self-Study Courses: Participants have up to 72 hours from purchase to contact the Office of Continuing Education by email and request a refund.

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