Child Welfare Training: embracing wellness and daily selfcare

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The Wayne State University School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education invites child welfare workers, family preservation workers, foster care workers and adoption services to attend the first of four specialized child welfare trainings. Led by WSU Alumni Board Member, Therapist and Program Manager, Adijat Ogunyemi DSW, LMSW, this training aims to increase a culture of wellness amongst among practitioners who work in the child and family system. It will examine potential warning signs and risk factors for burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary trauma and equip practitioners in developing a workable self-care plan.

As a result of this training, participants will be prepared to:

  1. Identify warning signs of secondary trauma, burnout, and compassion fatigue. 
  2. Develop a practical self-care plan.
  3. Develop awareness of how to utilize mental health services.

Attendees can obtain 3 CE's upon completion of the training, payment receipt and passing of the post-training quiz. Seating is limited and preference will be given to child welfare workers.  

All attendees must RSVP by January 13, 2022 for this training. Attendees will receive the Zoom link and additional details upon completion of the RSVP. 

Learn more about additional trainings in this series.


For more information about this event, please contact SSW Office of Continuing Education at 313-577-9348 or

Submissions for this form have closed on January 13, 2022 at 11:00 p.m.