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.
Taking Care of Ourselves: Stress and Relaxation
Explore a collection of resources including posters to download.
Managing Stress with Mindful Moments
Watch these short videos for tips on stretching and guided meditation.
Mindfulness: A Resilient Practice
View this presentation to gain a better understanding of mindfulness practices.
Substance Use Disorder and Recovery
Review this extensive collection of resources for providing non-judgmental support on topics including referring adults to substance use treatment, mental health services, and parenting classes, and promoting child safety.
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National Centers: Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety
Last Updated: October 27, 2022