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Preventing Burnout

Monday, October 7, 2019
6:30 pm8:30 pm
Mary Johnson children's ctr

Preventing Burnout 6:30-8:30pm
Participants will explore strategies for avoiding burn-out and low-morale and use inspiring stories from the field to examine the structures and practices that support the development of healthy attitudes, quality engagement, and optimism in the work place. Participants will participate in a series of small and large group conversations, self-reflection, and opportunities that will not only fuel them but help them learn. We will focus on some one of the biggest struggles faced in early education: compassion fatigue, mental health, optimism, attitude and being present. Join Ellen for an uplifting, inspirational, deep dive into morale. Objectives: Participants will: discuss signs and symptoms of burnout for early childhood educators; be able to analyze their current practices in regards to feedback loops and self-reflection through the hands-on activities offered and how it relates to mental health, environment and leadership; be able explain why mental health and optimism play a vital role in the lives of early childhood educators; be able to create a wellness plan with actionable steps; leave with an understanding of the importance of mental wellness in the field of early education.
Location: Mary Johnson Children's Ctr
Sponsor: OTHER
Instructor: Ellen Drolette
Core Knowledge Area: Professionalism
Total Hours 2
Cost Free
Contact Information Jaimie Stewart
(802) 338-0302 x 484
jstewart@csac-vt.org