In this complex and challenging field, it is easy to take on a workload that is too heavy when you are trying to adequately meet the needs of the service users with whom you are working. This can become daunting and, after a period of time, lead to burnout. Fortunately, you can prevent burnout by making time for self-care. Self-care is an essential responsibility and an important part of your professional life.
You identify self-care strategies that you can use to prevent burnout.
Review the Resources on using self-care strategies and preventing burnout. (Attached)
Identify two self-care strategies you would use, and consider how you would implement them.
Post a one-page explanation of at least two strategies that you, as an advanced human services professional practitioner actively involved in contemporary issues, may use for your own self-care. Include specific examples of how you might implement these strategies. Use information from the Resources to support your response.
Lee, K., Pang, Y. C., Lee, J. A. L., & Melby, J. N. (2017). A study of adverse childhood experiences, coping strategies, work stress, and self-care in the child welfare profession. Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership and Governance, 41(4), 389–402. https://doi.org/10.1080/23303131.2017.1302898
Mavridis, C., Harkness, S., Super, C. M., & Liu, J. L. (2019). Family workers, stress, and the limits of self-care. Children and Youth Services Review, 103, 236–246. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.06.011