Human Services Supervisors Promoting Self-Care: A Workshop

Occupational stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, and vicarious trauma are terms used interchangeably in the human services to describe occupational-related symptoms among service providers. Although books, workshops, manuals, and trainings have been created to cure and prevent such symptoms with self-care techniques, there is a gap in the research about how supervisors and agencies can support the staff. Partnering with Community Resource Center an interactive workshop was developed to incorporate key definitions, and self-care techniques supervisors can use to support their staff, subsequently benefiting all the staff and the agency. Further research is recommended for supervisors and self-care.