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Trauma and Wellness: Tools for Caring for Ourselves as We Care for Others

Tuesday, August 30

Register for this three-week course.

Tuesday, August 30 – Monday, September 19, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic emphasized many cracks in our society’s system. A pandemic, ongoing racism, climate change, and more has led to an increase in social issues and placed a larger burden on public service agencies, including libraries. Library workers not only have to manage these issues in our own lives, but also find the capacity to support our communities too.

Despite these facts, humans continue to be resilient and persevere in the face of these adversities. This course will teach attendees about trauma, and how understanding this helps to identify ways to create a personalized wellness plan.

By the end of this course learner will:

  • Define trauma and understand the varying types of trauma.
  • Understand the science of trauma.
  • Understand the pandemic’s impact on already existing trauma.
  • Identify the different ways public service staff are affected by community trauma.
  • Identify the link between societal trauma and the need for their own wellness.
  • Identify wellness goals and be able to set them with measurable objectives.
  • Develop and create a customized wellness plan

Course Description: This three-week course will include two interactive online sessions:

  • Thursday, September 1, 10-11:15am Pacific time
  • Thursday, September 8, 10-11:00am Pacific time

Please make every effort to ensure that you are able to attend these two meetings before enrolling in the course. If this is not possible, archived recordings will be made available.

In addition to the scheduled sessions, the instructors will provide resources, best practices, and guided activities in order to lead attendees in identifying wellness goals and setting them with measurable objectives.

See the Course Outline and more information here

CALL SPONSORED: CALL is offering a limited number of free seats to California library staff in this Infopeople course. Please use the link above to register for one of these no-cost seats. In order to gain the most impact from learning events sponsored by the CALL grant we ask that all participants engage fully (attend, participate, discuss and share). If you are unable or not willing to agree to this, please be kind and leave a seat or place for someone else.


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Trauma and Wellness: Tools for Caring for Ourselves as We Care for Others