The concept of ‘self-care’ in the workplace is often focused on the individual: if you’re not managing, then you must be doing something wrong. But a feminist view of self-care [...]
The concept of ‘self-care’ in the workplace is often focused on the individual: if you’re not managing, then you must be doing something wrong. But a feminist view of self-care includes the crucial consideration of context. Caring for yourself as a professional is a joint act shared by you and your workplace. You do have to take responsibility for yourself, but you also need support.
This one-day training will provide practical strategies and tools for you and your employer to support your wellbeing while doing family violence work at a time of unprecedented demand and rapid change.
This training will cover:
- Critiquing the concepts of ‘self-care’, ‘burnout’ and ‘compassion fatigue’, and considering how workers and employers are mutually responsible for wellbeing and sustainability
- Developing a sustainability plan with practical strategies that go beyond surface solutions
- Managing the increased demand on the sector at a time of rapid change
- Getting aligned with your values to sustain ‘self’ through the unique challenges of family violence work
- Using a trauma-informed and feminist lens to consider the impact of the work.
(Wednesday) 9:30 am - 4:30 pm