June 12, 2019

Professional Wellnes Month


Professional Wellness Month was created to highlight the importance of well-being in the workplace. Research shows that employee health status directly influences work behavior, attendance and on-the-job performance.


The demands placed on human service workers in supporting people through challenging circumstances can contribute to high levels of stress and burnout. Self-care practices implemented regularly may decrease the impact of the high levels of stress while also serving as strategies for coping during particularly stressful times.


Professional Wellness Strategies


  • Make time to exercise, even if it means simply walking around the building during lunch.
  • During the week, take time to strengthen your performance at work. Take a class, workshop, or a webinar. Enhance your knowledge!
  • Find 30 minutes in your day to turn off the technology, get out of the hustle, and clear your mind. Make some alone time when you get home. Turn on some mellow music and clear your mind.
  • Block out some time to reconnect with colleagues and friends who have experience or knowledge to share. Staying connected to your network increases your opportunities, strengthens your relationships, and keeps you current on the world around you and others experiences.
  • Be cognizant of what you eat. Swap the candy and chips for healthier alternatives, like nuts, fruits, vegetables and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and maintain energy levels.




Self-Care in Social Work


The Balancing Act: Assessing Where You Are On Your Own Personal “Balance” Scale


Recently Added Resources:



Healthy Boundaries for Kids with Electronics


Trauma Informed Care and Child Welfare Worker Satisfaction


Helping Families in the Critical Post-Adoption Period


Supporting Respectful Partnerships: Co-parenting


Innovating Child Welfare: Family First Prevention Services Act and Kinship Navigation



Upcoming Events

Webinar: QPI Florida: The Importance of Stable Placements for Children, Wednesday, June 26, 11 am - 12 Noon


Join Carol Edwards as she facilitates a discussion with a panel of experts (a case manager, foster parent and a youth) to explore the importance of stable placements for children and explore how unnecessary placement moves are harmful to children. Participants can expect to learn about the following: What considerations and actions make the first placement the best placement? What agency staff and case managers need to support caregivers in their commitment to providing stable placements for children? When is it appropriate to seek a new placement for a child? How do multiple, unnecessary placements cause harm to children? We look forward to you joining us on this webcast as we continue to learn more about how best to work together in ensuring excellent parenting by supporting stable placements for children.


Click HERE for additional details and to register.


Statewide Conference: Florida FAPA Annual Education Conference,
June 21-23, Hilton Oceanside, Daytona Beach


The Annual conference will host over 300 foster, adoptive, kinship caregivers and child welfare professionals. The conference will include sessions that emphasize trauma informed care, adoption process, human trafficking, understanding the court system, importance of GAL, early childhood courts, empowering youth, recruitment and more!


Click HERE for additional details.


Statewide Conference: Florida Coalition for Children 2019 Annual Conference, July 8-10, 2019, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, FL


The Florida Coalition for Children Foundation’s 2019 Annual Conference will be focused on the agencies and individuals who work on the behalf of Florida’s abused, abandoned, neglected and at-risk children. The conference is expected to see over 700 attendees, 30 exhibitors and provide access to continuing education units.


Click HERE for more information and to register.




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