Adults who practice self-care are better able to manage daily stress, as well as stressful impacts from traumatic experiences. Learn to recognize triggers and sources of stress in your life. Use tools and coping skills such as mindfulness, relaxation, deep breathing, exercise, sleep, and boundaries to combat its negative effects. Practicing self-care regularly means you're less likely to experience the impacts of burnout and vicarious trauma. It also help you regulate emotions and feelings during periods of stress.
The resources below include stress and resilience supports for programs, staff, and families.
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View this presentation to gain a better understanding of mindfulness practices.
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National Centers: Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety
Last Updated: November 17, 2023