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How to Manage the Intensity of Early Intervention Work
Friday, September 23, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT
Category: Events

Man and WomenHow to Manage the Intensity of Early Intervention Work

with Stephanie Gomez LCSW, IFECMHS
Friday, September 23, 2022
12:00am-1:30pm (PDT) | Virtual Event

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"Nobody ever told me it was going to be this hard!" This is a common phrase we hear from new home visitors once they enter the field of Early Intervention. Yes, it is true that this work can be incredibly fun and rewarding at times. It is also true that when we are engaged in an empathic relationship with a child and family, that it can feel challenging to "be with" others if we witness their suffering such as pain, grief, toxic stress, trauma and racism.

In this brief workshop, we will review the symptoms and risk factors for Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Vicarious Trauma. We will have time to reflect on how our work may be impacting our own wellness while learning concrete strategies and developing a self-care plan to sustain our work.

Participant Objectives:

  1. Be able to differentiate between Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Vicarious Trauma.
  2. Identify their own risk factors for Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and Vicarious Trauma.
  3. Develop a self-care plan to buffer risk-factors of Early Intervention work and begin to integrate Compassion Satisfaction as a strategy for maintaining balance.

Stephanie GomezStephanie Gomez is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the Sacramento County Office of Education. As Coordinator of Staff & Family Support, she provides Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation and Reflective Supervision across the Infant Development Program, Inclusive Preschool Program and Help Me Grow Sacramento. She received her Master's in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley in 2002, and maintains a Pupil Personnel Service Credential in School Social Work.

Ms. Gomez is endorsed by the California Center at WestEd as an Infant-Family Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist. She is an authorized Zero to Three trainer, Circle of Security Parenting facilitator and a Teaching Pyramid coach.  Ms. Gomez is a current Napa Infant Mental Health Fellow at UC Davis. She is a frequent keynote speaker and consultant in the field of early childhood throughout Northern California. 

Nonmember: $50
IDA Agency/Individual Member: $35
IDA Parent/Student/New Clinician Member: $25

IDA CE Hours: Nursing, PT, Speech and Language* $15 (1.5 hour)
*CEUs for SLPs can be used to fulfill California’s licensing board. They are not sent to the ASHA registry. Participants should retain their IDA certificates and submit a Certification Maintenance Compliance form with ASHA.

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ADA Requests: Contact IDA @ [email protected]
with ADA request by Sept 9

Limited number of scholarships available

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