Title

Resilience for Child-Serving Professionals: The Helper’s Guide to Achieving Extraordinary Mental Health

First Presenter's Institution

Kros Learning Group

Second Presenter's Institution

N/A

Third Presenter's Institution

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Fourth Presenter's Institution

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Fifth Presenter's Institution

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Location

Session 2 (Scarbrough 4)

Strand #1

Mental & Physical Health

Relevance

Presenter will provide.

Brief Program Description

Helping suffering youth is stressful—and likely to get even more so. A helper’s stress can lead to physical exhaustion, anxiety, depression, and burnout. But there is hope. Child-serving professionals can choose a path to wellness that optimizes health, boosts energy, enhances peak performance, and effectively manages stress. Participants in this session will learn the essential tools for achieving extraordinary mental health in challenging contexts so that they can expand the positive impact on the youth they serve.

Summary

Helping suffering youth is stressful—and likely to get even more so. A helper’s stress can lead to physical exhaustion, anxiety, depression, and burnout. But there is hope. Child-serving professionals can choose a path to wellness that optimizes health, boosts energy, enhances peak performance, and effectively manages stress. Participants in this session will learn the essential tools for achieving extraordinary mental health in challenging contexts so that they can expand the positive impact on the youth they serve.

Evidence

Presenter will provide.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Frank is a career child advocate, who has served as a childcare worker, child abuse investigator, children’s home administrator, consultant, professor, attorney, writer and speaker. His engaging presentations focus on “Helping Adults Help Kids.” Frank was awarded a Maryland Governor’s Citation for his presentations on adolescent suicide and received the 2019 Advocate of the Year Award from the Maryland State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect for his presentations on childhood trauma. Frank is a Master Trainer on the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and has co-authored the books Creating the Upside Down Organization: Transforming Staff to Save Troubled Children and The Upside Down Organization: Reinventing Group Care.

Presentation Year

2020

Start Date

3-9-2020 1:15 PM

End Date

3-9-2020 2:30 PM

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Resilience for Child-Serving Professionals: The Helper’s Guide to Achieving Extraordinary Mental Health

Session 2 (Scarbrough 4)

Helping suffering youth is stressful—and likely to get even more so. A helper’s stress can lead to physical exhaustion, anxiety, depression, and burnout. But there is hope. Child-serving professionals can choose a path to wellness that optimizes health, boosts energy, enhances peak performance, and effectively manages stress. Participants in this session will learn the essential tools for achieving extraordinary mental health in challenging contexts so that they can expand the positive impact on the youth they serve.