UMaine School of Social Work workshop to focus on ethics of self-care

Ethical dimensions of self-care in social work and human services will be the focus of a University of Maine School of Social Work workshop June 9 at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast.

The experiential workshop, which will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., is designed to develop skills and understanding of the ethical responsibility to recognize and address vicarious trauma through compassionate self-care.

Workshop topics will include defining compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, vicarious trauma, secondary trauma and burn-out; identifying signs and symptoms of vicarious trauma; articulating the connection between adverse childhood experiences and well-being; learning how self-care is related to ethical practice; identifying skills for compassionate self-care; and creating a personal self-care plan.

Workshop presenters will be licensed clinical social workers and School of Social Work faculty members Deirdre Finney Boylan and Leah Maxwell.

Students can earn 0.6 CEUs, six contact hours.

The professional development registration fee is $65; $30 for UMaine students. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Registration is online.

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Kim Raymond at 338.8034,