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Strengthening Self-Awareness and Self-Care to Reduce Burnout in Times of Stress
Thursday, March 21, 2024, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM PDT
Category: Events

RocksStrengthening Self-Awareness and Self-Care to Reduce Burnout in Times of Stress

Stress and burnout are at an all time high. IDA is committed to combating that statistic in early intervention. Please join us for this event, one of our planned events focusing on self care.
with Lisa Katzman, PT, DPT, PCS, Wenonah Elms, M.A., MEd./ESCE, and Alisa Burton, M.A.
2 Day Event
Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Virtual Event

Recording will not be available
Must attend live and Must attend both dates!

In this interactive and engaging presentation, you will learn about how cultivating self-awareness and self-care can buffer stress and prevent burnout.
Self-awareness, self-care and pathways to regulation allow one to have the restored energy reserves required to prevent burnout as well as to access grounding strategies when triggered emotionally. These concepts are foundational to trauma-responsive work as providers cultivate these practices to manage children's dysregulated behavior with kindness and compassion versus reactive and trauma-inducing interactions. This presentation is based on the work of *The Center for Optimal Brain Integration.
Several self-care strategies and tools will be introduced:

  • The Neurobiology of Stress on the Body, Brain and Behavior
  • Burnout and Compassion Fatigue
  • Zones of Self-Awareness and Cultivating Grounders in Times of Stress
  • Health and Wellness Toolkit
  • Biomechanics of Breathing to Regulate
  • S.T.O.P. Tool
  • Mindfulness Strategies

Learning Objectives/Outcomes:

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the physiology of stress and its impact on an individual's brain, body, and behavior
  • Explore and practice at least two different methods for raising self-awareness
  • Identify three or more functional strategies for promoting self-regulation and mindfulness.

*The Center for Optimal Brain Integration, founded by Julie Kurtz, is an organization that trains, coaches and consults on trauma-responsive practices and social-emotional strategies that build resilience.

Lisa KatzmanDr. Lisa Katzman, PT, DPT, PCS (she/her) is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy, Early Intervention Specialist, and Developmental Consultant. She works with medically fragile children with developmental delays or disabilities from 0-5 years of age in the East San Francisco Bay Area. Read more about Lisa HERE


Wenonah ElmsWenonah Elms, MA, MEd/ESCE (she/her) is the Mental Health & Disabilities Coordinator for the City of Oakland Head Start Program. She has a Masters in Early Childhood Education/Special Education from Mills College in Oakland California. She has over 14 years experience in working in early childhood education. Read more about Wenonah HERE



Alisa BurtonAlisa Burton, MA, MEd/ECSE (she/her) is a leader in Early Childhood with extensive knowledge and experience with Head Start at the local, regional, and national levels.  Alisa has over 20 years of experience as an Adjunct Faculty member for the local community college districts where she provides child development instruction and evaluation for college students. Read more about Alisa HERE

Non-Member: $55
IDA Agency/Individual Member: $40
IDA Parent/Student/New Clinician Member: $30

IDA CE Hours: Nursing, PT, Speech and Language $55 (5.5 hours)
CDI CE Hours: LCSW, LMFT, LEP, LPCC (you will be invoiced)

ADA Requests: Contact IDA @ [email protected] with ADA request by March 11, 2024

Limited Partial Scholarship Available

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