Self-Care for Social Workers: 4 Major Hacks You Need!
This workshop begins with an interactive ice breaker geared to captivate and motivate attendees through laughter and engagement, thereby identifying the hidden stress social workers face daily. Attendees will learn quick ways to rejuvenate themselves, schedule (non-work) downtime, and prevent stressors and social worker overload.
Advocating for Survivors of Domestic Violence in Times of COVID
This workshop will help participants gain a deeper understanding of the process of obtaining an order of protection, particularly in Cook County, during current COVID times. Learn how to assist clients with information gathering and safety planning, how to prepare for an order of protection hearing, and learn about current resources available for survivors of domestic violence.
Telehealth for Social Workers: New Challenges and Approaches to Working with Clients
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted where we work and how we conduct our social work practice. "Starting where the client is" takes on new meaning as engaging with clients virtually takes on new challenges. This workshop examines the changes involved with utilizing telehealth and explores new approaches/techniques for engaging with your clients. We will utilize lecture, case scenarios, and group discussion of the pros and cons of using telehealth, how to recognize and counter "Zoom fatigue" in social work practice, and strategies for adapting to this "new normal" format for social work and clinical interactions.