Patricia D. Wilcox, LCSW
Thursday, Sept 24, 2020
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
$40 – UConn SSW Alumni and Current Field Instructors
$50 – All Others
Webinar link will be emailed when your registration is complete
Awareness of the functioning of brains and bodies teaches us how people thrive. We often use this information to improve our work with clients, but overlook its potential to create working conditions to develop and retain staff and provide excellent service. Understanding how our brain and polyvagal nervous system responds to signals of danger and safety provides concrete steps to improve the functioning and happiness of our staff. We will also examine how a racist climate and implicit bias influences our sense of safety and danger, and how self-awareness and specific strategies can help us fight racism in our programs.
Participants will receive an implementation toolbox.
This webinar will:
- identify sources of safety and danger in your own workplaces including the role of racism
- define the body’s danger response system and describe how we can use this knowledge to improve our healing environments
- describe how to use this knowledge to develop strategies to help staff be more effective in forming healing relationships
- provide tools to be used at your agency to decrease staff stress and increase worker personal growth