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Building Resilience: Practical Tools for Supporting Survivors’ Mental Health in the Workplace (Part 1)

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Futures Without Violence invites you to the first webinar of a two-part series that will explore practical and accessible tools for supporting survivors' mental health in the workplace.

FUTURES will discuss how the impact of burnout and trauma affects survivors' retention in the workplace and what agencies can do to better prepare survivors for successful employment. The primary audience for session one is victim-services provider agencies.

By the end of this webinar, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the current mental health challenges of survivors in the workplace.
  2. Identify the key elements for a supportive and person centered healthy. workplace/employment partners.
  3. Recognize the 12 stages of burnout.
  4. Develop strategies that enhance and support the mental health resilience of survivors.

About the Presenters:

Yoo-Jin Kang (Senior Training & Technical Assistance Specialist)
Yoo-Jin Kang (she/her/hers) provides technical assistance, program development, and training for the National Workplace Resource Center (Workplaces Respond). Her areas of expertise include trauma-informed practices, mind-body modalities, antiracist equity work, and substance abuse recovery/prevention. Prior to FUTURES, Yoo-Jin led the Alcohol & other Drugs program at American University and founded the People of Color Staff & Faculty Affinity group. Yoo-Jin received her Bachelor of Arts degrees at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in Modern Languages & Linguistics and Interdisciplinary Studies, where she focused on the Psychosocial and Cultural perspectives on violence.

Carolyne Ouya (Senior Training & Technical Assistance Specialist)
As a Senior Training & Technical Assistance Specialist at FUTURES Workplace & Economic Justice team, specifically the Promoting Employment Opportunities for Survivors of Trafficking (PEOST) Project, Carolyne focuses on improving access to quality education and employment opportunities for survivors of trafficking and gender.

Closed Captioning in English will be provided.

Date Created: April 30, 2021