Work-related stress can be defined as an individual’s emotional and physical response to the demands of a job that is incongruent with his or her needs, abilities or resources. Given social work’s client-centered nature, it is not surprising that social workers experience tremendous work-related stress — particularly among those providing direct services in health or mental health sectors. Aside from simply understanding the causes of work-related stress and the deleterious impact of distress, secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatization and burnout, it is imperative that social workers plan and practice self-care to minimize the effects of stress.
The goal of this self-care and stress management program is to increase social workers' understanding of work-related stress and the deleterious impact of distress, secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatization and burnout. It will enhance their abilities to use self-care and stress management strategies. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Identify work-related stressors and challenges experienced in social work.
- Apply useful concepts to aid in understanding stress-related experience, including compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress, burnout and vicarious traumatization.
- Describe self-care and stress management strategies to manage occupational and personal stress effectively in order to maintain optimal well-being
Gannett Education, provider # 1203, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org
, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Gannett Education maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: February 15, 2010 to February 15, 2014. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.0 social work continuing education clock hours.
Gannett Education maintains responsibility for the program.
Course delivery format: Online
Social Work Practice Levels: All levels
Course Completion Requirements and Awarding Certificate
After reading the presentation, complete the course test online. With a score of 75% or better and completing the evaluation, you may immediately print your CE certificate of completion or save a pdf of it for your records. You may also request a copy to be sent to you by mail. If your score is less than the passing score of 75%, you may retake the test. In the event of loss, there is no charge for a replacement copy of a CE certificate.
Continuing education licensing requirements vary by jurisdiction, are not well defined, and may change. We recommend you contact your licensing board or accrediting organization for the latest continuing education requirements of your state or territory. To review state specific/jurisdictional continuing education requirements, click here
Accommodations for Disabilities
Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs. To request accommodation; please contact the CE office at (800) 866-0919.
Gannett Education is committed to conducting all activities in strict conformance with accreditation agencies and boards. Gannett Education will comply with all responsibilities to be nondiscriminatory in activities, program content, and in treatment of participants. The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards will be the responsibility of the Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming, and members of the continuing education division.
While Gannett Education attempts to assure fair treatment of all participants, we recognize grievances that may require intervention. Grievances are handled in the following manner:
When a participant, either orally or in written format, files a grievance, the Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming, will evaluate the nature of the complaint. If it is meritorious, the Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming, will instruct the staff to implement any necessary changes in the course. The complainant will receive a response from the Executive Vice President, Gannett Education, Global Programming, or designated staff within 5 working days.
You may file a complaint by telephone or email.
Telephone #: 800.866.0919