“Self-care” is a term you have probably heard many times. Most likely, you already know what it means. But, unfortunately, taking care of yourself doesn’t always happen; especially during stressful times, which is when it is needed most.
Given all that there is to do in any given day, taking care of yourself can sometimes feel like one more thing you have to add or try to fit into your schedule. As a result, if you don’t do it or can’t make time for it, you could run the risk of feeling like you’ve failed. Taking care of yourself can often feel like it is easier said than done.
Join our discussion to learn the reasons self-care is especially important for kinship caregivers, foster and adoptive parents, ideas for taking care of yourself, finding ways to fit self-care into your busy schedule, and getting support from others to help make sure self-care happens.
About the Trainer
Maureen Heffernan is a child welfare consultant and trainer. She works on a national level with the National Resource Center for Diligent Recruitment and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. She is also a regular trainer in the Ohio Child Welfare Training program and a member of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Family Care Association. Maureen is committed to supporting kinship, foster and adoptive families and has trained families on numerous foster care and adoption topics.
Recharge Your Batteries: Self-Care for Parents & Caregivers Running on Empty
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
$20/person or $80/agency group
Attend in person at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Wausau-Rothschild (1000 Imperial Avenue, Rothschild, WI 54474) or attend via webinar.
Register online, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 414-475-1246 (Toll Free: 800-762-8063)