Self-care resources

Professional development

Working in the human services field can be a rewarding but challenging experience. 

Some of the following readings and resources may be worth investigating when considering your own self-care.

Self-care starter kit – from the University of Buffalo.  This resource steps you through creating a self-care plan, provides self assessments and measures to examine your current well being, and includes self-care exercises and activities

http://www.socialwork.buffalo.edu/students/self-care/

What I Wish I Had Known: Burnout and Self-Care in Our Social Work Profession – in this article SaraKay Smullens discusses burnout including compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.

http://www.socialworker.com/home/Feature_Articles/Field_Placement/What_I_Wish_I_Had_Known%3A_Burnout_and_Self-Care_in_Our_Social_Work_Profession/

How Clinicians Practice Self-Care & 9 Tips for Readers – very short article with quick tips for self care, an easy read.

http://psychcentral.com/lib/how-clinicians-practice-self-care-9-tips-for-readers/00011200

The building blocks of resilience – by Michael Pearn.  This clip is of a workshop presentation on building resilience

From – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygIiJuOTRks

Any useful resources that you’ve come across for self-care? Be sure to include them in the comments.

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