wellness resources

Meditating

In an effort to support our wonderful DCFS Child Welfare workforce, we have put together some wellness resources to help you recharge.  On this page you will find short video and audio clips to help you nurture yourself in the areas of safety and self care, stress management and mindfulness.

With issues of compassion fatigue and burnout so prevalent in our line of work, it is imperative that you take the initiative to focus on your wellness, so you can lead a healthy, balanced life and continue to be a compassionate professional.

 

Motivate me!

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Listen to this inspiring message about the hard work you do as child welfare professionals.

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Watch NCWWI's 2021 Child Welfare Worker Recognition keynote event.

Women Practicing Yoga Outdoor

This floor yoga class utilized research-based, trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness practices to address signs of secondary traumatic stress.

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Sun Salutation at Home

This chair yoga class utilized research-based, trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness practices to address signs of secondary traumatic stress

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Watch all videos from the NCWWI's 2021 Child Welfare Worker Recognition event.

 
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self care & Caring for others

In this video, Manicka talks about ways to stay safe as a Social Worker.

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This course demonstrates activities, actions, and attitudes that help foster wellbeing. Clinical CEUs are available!
*Tip: Log on to the LCWTA LMS before clicking the link.

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Give yourself a moment and listen to this exercise when you need give yourself a bit of compassion.

Counsel & Advice

Take a look at these tips before you begin to feel burnt-out.

 

managing stress

A brief 10 minute meditation to help in stressful moments.

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This course explores the importance of exhibiting ethical self-care as a strategy to prevent and address workplace burnout. Ethics CEUS are available!

*Tip: Log on to the LCWTA LMS before clicking the link.

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Help manage stress with these guided exercises provided by Crisis & Trauma Resource Center.

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Quick and easy activities to help reduce stress.

 
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mindfulness

Here is a meditation to help be more mindful in just two minutes!

A 10 minute meditation to feel more present wherever you are.