How to Manage Stress and Prevent Burnout in the Residential Program

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Perhaps you’ve seen it in others. Perhaps you’ve felt it yourself. The daily challenges of working in a residential program become overwhelming and a downward spiral starts. Other staff members are affected. The quality of services suffers. Stress and burnout are taking their toll.

There are concrete tools you can learn to better manage stress and ultimately prevent burnout. Intended for both direct service and supervisory staff, this one-day workshop provides information that can help you recognize and manage stress in yourself, your peers, staff you supervise, and individuals for whom you provide services. You will leave with practical, down-to-earth techniques that you can put to use immediately.

In just one day, you will learn how to:

  • Identify the unique stressors of residential programs
  • Recognize the ten critical signs of stress
  • Sort out the parts of the job that can and cannot be controlled
  • Gain a sense of control in the work setting
  • Deal with overwork due to staff shortages and other staff who don’t do their job
  • Work effectively with the supervisor who is constantly changing expectations
  • Discover and guard against the most dangerous stress threat
  • Deal with a non-supportive supervisor
  • Organize time to get more work done
  • Use the five levels of delegation to get work done though others
  • Discover and combat the most common cause of burnout in the residential program
  • Recognize the six signs of burnout in yourself and others
  • Develop a personal Action Plan for conquering stress and burnout

Workshop Schedule

8:30 - 9:15 Registration
9:15 - 12:30 Program content
12:30 - 1:45 Lunch on your own (Not included in fee)
1:45 - 4:30
Program Content
4:30 Workshop Adjourns
  (There will also be mid-morning & mid-afternoon breaks)

Who Should Attend?

Direct Service and Administrative Staff of:

  • Community Residences
  • Group Homes
  • Child Caring Agencies
  • Residential settings for persons with developmental disabilities
  • Mental Health Programs
  • Treatment Programs
  • Supported Living Programs
  • Services for Seniors