It is notable that NASW added self care to our Code of Ethics in 2021. This training will provide evidence-based information and an interactive space to unpack the associated dynamics. We will look at how secondary trauma can be insidious and at times, challenging to identify and even admit. This training will help participants recognize that in order to provide optimal services to our clients, we need to consistently take care of ourselves first. We will discuss proactive v. reactive self care and aim to look at the importance of incorporating self care into our routines and schedules.
Time: 9AM - 12PM EST
Contact Hours: 3
Format: Live Remote (Zoom) – Link Sent 2 Days Before Workshop
Speaker Name: Diane Hessemann, LMSW
Speaker Bio: Diane Hessemann, LMSW, is a native of Brooklyn, NY. In 2020, she relocated to her second home at Seacoast, Maine, after vacationing in the area for over 20 years. Her work has been virtual since 2020. She earned her BSW in 1980 and MSW in 1982 at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY. She also holds certificates from the Ackerman Institute for the Family in NYC. Ms. Hessemann has worked in foster care, adoption, domestic violence, crisis intervention and substance abuse, where she held administrative positions. She has remained an active member for the past 25 years as a Social Work consultant on the Mental Health Panel for the Federal, Supreme and Family Courts in NYC and has testified as an Expert Witness in Social Work. She has worked as an adjunct educator since 1998 at the City University of New York, Fordham University since 2019 and joined the online adjunct faculty at UNE in 2020. She has presented on the topic of Secondary Trauma at FamilyKind in NYC, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the National Association of Divorce Professionals, Brooklyn Chapter. She also co-founded a peer online support group for Secondary Trauma at Familykind in 2020.