Self-Care is Healthcare: Building Resiliency for Our VUCA World

NASW Rhode Island

Mark Wills 0 655
Noon-1:30 p.m.

Working in healthcare was already a challenging task. Recent years have proven difficult times financially and from a regulatory perspective. In addition to the COVID 19 Pandemic, we continue to experience Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity (VUCA) as we care for our clients, creating an opportunity to strengthen our resilience and not only survive but thrive as we continue to plan and face unprecedented times.

Responding to the Third Wave of the Pandemic: Trauma and Addiction

NASW Rhode Island

Mark Wills 0 406
Noon-1:30 p.m.

Social isolation, mask-hysteria, media re-traumatization, sociopolitical uncertainty all played a role on the persistent trauma during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has resulted in a dramatic increase in addiction due to self-medication during the height of the pandemic. Traditional addiction treatment has ignored the significant impact of trauma on personal recovery and subsequently people have continued to struggle as a result. With recent advances in understanding the impact of trauma, it is time for a change in the approach taken toward trauma and addiction.

Social Work During Social Isolation: What We Can Learn from COVID-19 and How Older Adult Communities Responded

NASW Massachusetts

Mark Wills 0 425
Noon-1:30 p.m.

The impact of social isolation on physical, mental, and social health is an international concern. For direct service providers and social workers, especially those working with older adults, it can be a community trauma. Therefore, it is imperative that we address the impact of social isolation and trauma on the communities in which we serve and live.

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