2019 Annual Conference: Promoting Self-Care & Avoiding Burnout in the Helping Professions

April 30, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
First Christian Church
6900 Market Ave N
North Canton, OH 44721
Carrie Long








Event held from 8:30-4:30 p.m., check-in starting at 8:00 a.m.

The educational focus will be geared towards vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue and taking care of yourself, your staff, and others.

  • Education on emerging strategies.
  • Building a plan per organization on preventing burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma.
  • Developing personal strategies for self-care.

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National & regional presenters including: Elizabeth Van Valkenburg, LISW-S, CNM (Three Circles, LLC), Dr. Georgette Constantinou, Laura Palay and Kevin Aldridge (Aldridge Palay Consulting), Nate Jackson (Certified Yoga Instructor), and Deirdre Delong (Fraternal Order of Police).  A draft agenda can be downloaded here>>.

Who should attend: Clinical staff, first responders, hospitals, health professions, school employees; people in a helping profession.

Dress Code – In an effort to be trauma informed, StarkMHAR encourages participants to dress so that they are comfortable!

Location – First Christian Church, Heritage Hall; 6900 Market Avenue North, North Canton, Ohio 44721.

Parking – Attendees can park in the far lot and enter through entrance B.  Enter the building through Heritage Hall.  Follow the First Christian Church and StarkMHAR signage.  Free parking.

Cost– $20.00 per person; includes refreshments, buffet lunch, afternoon snack, and continuing education credit.  Payment should be submitted to StarkMHAR prior to the training in the form of exact cash or check.

Education credits – 5.0 CEUs/CMEs pending for the day.  (Supervision credits pending for Dr. Georgette Constantinou and Kevin Aldridge (afternoon) sessions, 2.0 total.)

The Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery is an approved a provider of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker& Marriage and Family Therapist Board and the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.  Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are pending for this conference per 50-17839.