Calling all Fordham/Molloy students, faculty, and alumni! Come celebrate 25 years of the Fordham/Molloy MSW partnership with a workshop, an opportunity to earn CE credits, and networking with colleagues!
Look at the Helpers: Addressing Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and Shared Trauma in the Helping Community
Friday, September 30, 2022, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(2 SW CEUs)
Larini Room, Public Square, Molloy University, Rockville Centre campus
Speaker: Renee M. Rawcliffe, LMSW
The conference is sponsored by the Fordham/Molloy MSW Program in recognition of the 25 years of the Fordham Molloy collaboration
“Mental health” is in the news and trending, yet we hear almost nothing about supporting those who are providing mental health and social services support to their communities. Research shows that mental health providers face an increased risk of compassion fatigue, burnout, and secondary traumatization; compassion fatigue is truly an occupational hazard in our field. Remember the adage, you can’t pour from an empty cup? This workshop was designed to help “fill the cup”, or at least encourage us to start thinking about ways to do so, through a resilience lens.
The workshop will provide a collective overview of compassion fatigue, burnout, and shared trauma (Tosone, 2012), and offer registrants a framework for addressing and mitigating the effects and impact of burnout and CF. We will invite and encourage participants to reflect upon and lean into their own plan for personal and professional self-care, through the spirit of discussion, community building (via breakout groups), and reflection. There is no debating the fact that these matters of professional impact must be normalized and interrogated if the helpers are going to be able to continue to help, long after mental health stops trending on Twitter.
There will be a cocktail hour following the workshop along with an awards ceremony from 5-7 p.m.
The program is currently only open to just Molloy/Fordham students, alumni and faculty.
Renee M. Rawcliffe, LMSW
Renee is a proud alumnus of Fordham University GSSS (05), a social worker, and the Director of Continuing Education and Professional Development at Adelphi University School of Social Work. Renee teaches in the Online MSW program at Fordham University and is pursuing her Ph.D. at Adelphi University. Rawcliffe spent close to 20 years in direct practice working with individuals and communities impacted by disasters and provided leadership and content expert training to human service organizations responding to these events. As a result of this work, Renee takes any opportunity she can to address compassion fatigue and burnout to both seasoned professionals and students and attributes her longevity and success in the disaster response and recovery world to champions and cheerleaders who did the same for her.