Palm Beach County Guardian ad Litem Program & Speak Up For Kids
GAL NETWORKING EVENT
OCTOBER 4, 2018
PLUS! Learn how to work with Vicarious Trauma & Compassion Fatigue
As child advocates, we work in a variety of challenging yet meaningful situations daily to make an impact in the lives of our children. Through these experiences, we are consciously and unconsciously exposed to stressors that pile up over time and produce a series of small, perhaps unnoticeable, changes to our physical, emotional, spiritual, and psychological well-being.
This process of negative changes happens because we empathize and care deeply as we dive into the unknown trenches with children and families who are hurting and in search of healing.
This process happens gradually over time, and you are not aware that you are at risk for Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue. But, both can be managed and prevented through assessing risk factors, examining warning signs, utilizing coping skills by creating a personalized self-care toolkit, and transforming experiences into a renewed sense of meaning and perspective.
Thursday – October, 4th
9:00-11:00 am - BREAKFAST WITH THE MANATEES at the FPL Eco-Discovery Center, Riviera Beach
2:30-4:30pm –AFTERNOON AT THE DAGGERWING NATURE CENTER with the wetlands + LIGHT REFRESHMENTS at the Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park
INSERVICE CREDITS available - 2 per session – for a total of 4 for the day.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
4 - 9PM
Come out for a very merry UnBirthday Masquerade
at SubCulture Coffee Rosters
Can’t make it to the event but would like to gift a VERY MERRY BIRTHDAY to a foster boy or girl?
GALs - PAY YOUR REGISTRATION FEE ONLINE HERE!
Turn on the Light National Conference on the Wellbeing of Children and Families
October 23, 2018
West Palm Beach, Florida
The Turn on the Light National Conference on the Wellbeing of Children and Families is a one-day conference that brings together parents, volunteers and professionals concerned with the welfare of children and families for a full day of educational and networking opportunities.
LEARN Attend a variety of workshops and presentations focused on child and family health and wellbeing including strategies, research, practices, therapeutic approaches and advocacy. Continuing Education credits are available for many professions.
GAIN Acquire information and resources about community programs, services and products relevant to children and families from local and national exhibitors and vendors.
CONNECT Network with other parents or professionals of varied disciplines who work with children and families including social workers, psychologists, law enforcement, attorneys, nurses and teachers.