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Youth Worker Cafe: Ripley County

Personal Renewal for Youth Workers: Building Self-Care Practices that Sustain

June 19, 2018

11:00am - 1:00pm (Eastern)

10:00am - 12:00pm (Central)


Big Four Café


121 S Depot St, Batesville, IN 47006


Adults who work with children and youth spend much of their time nurturing young people, yet often struggle to find time for personal and professional renewal. It takes a community of renewed youth workers to encourage teamwork, rejuvenate morale and bring new life to any office or program culture.

The term "self-care" can seem like a current “buzzword” and opinions vary on what self-care involves. For some, the cost of self-care may seem out of reach: spa days, weekend getaways, expensive gym memberships, etc. Join us for this lunch presentation to gain a clearer understanding on what self-care entails and begin to define what it means personally. Attendees will:

  • understand aspects of true self care versus indulgence and distraction;
  • learn to recognize their own unique self-care needs; and
  • begin to develop an individual self-care plan that can be implemented and further developed throughout various career experiences.

Speaker: Mary-Margaret Sweeney, MSW, RYT, Founder, seek&summon

Mary-Margaret Sweeney is the founder of seek&summon, providing trauma informed therapy, training and yoga to individuals and groups. With over a decade of experience, her work has spanned direct service to policy work. She is also a writer and community facilitator of the website FacilitatingXYZ

Connect: You are invited to bring your business cards and program or service information to share. Please also feel free to arrive early or stay after for additional networking time.