The Resilient Agency: Creating an Innovative Org

The Resilient Agency: Creating an Innovative Organization that Develops and Sustains Resilient Treaters

Patricia D. Wilcox, LCSW
5 CECs

Monday, June 18
10 am – 4:00 pm – New Time!

Location: Hartford Public Library, Room 026, 500 Main St (use Arch St entrance)
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Vicarious traumatization, secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout are all realities for the child welfare work force. Often the solutions to sustaining hope and energy in our difficult work are seen as the responsibility of the individual, and the recommendations center around self-care that the treater should do in his or her own time. While self-care is crucial, recent research suggests that it is not the most powerful driver of workplace satisfaction or longevity. This work shop will draw on clinical experience and trauma and neurobiological theory to delineate steps organizations can take to help their staff thrive.

Participants will receive specific, actionable tools and techniques for sustaining a trauma-informed organization in which workers grow and develop. This will include the areas of supervision, trauma-informed teams, promoting positive social connection, choice and voice in the workplace, tools to increase stamina and resiliency, facilitating vicarious transformation and sustaining through celebration.

Through the use of participatory lecture with small group exercises, participants will be able to:

  • differentiate between multiple sources of workplace stress
  • list five areas of workplace experience that contribute to job satisfaction
  • develop tools to decrease staff stress at their own agencies
  • develop tools to increase worker personal growth at their own agencies