love your work serving, teaching, helping, parenting;
you want to serve well and effectively.
sometimes get frustrated, upset;
even burned out.
offer this mini-course -
Self-Care for Human Service Professionals, Volunteers and Parents -
BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT.
"Unless you first care well for yourself, you cannot care well for others."
- Carol D. Marsh, Founder
Thank you for your interest in this mini-course -
SELF-CARE for HUMAN SERVICE PROFESSIONALS, VOLUNTEERS and PARENTS
This course is taken from a class in two of our GROW IN SERVICE Core Courses:
* for Gap-Year Volunteers
* for Human Service Professionals
If, after completing the mini-course, you're interested in taking a core course,
you'll receive a 10% discount.
To upgrade now to the Core Course for Human-service and Education Professionals:
"I like how you present burn-out as an eventuality and learning tool instead of as a failure. I think this is a great way to offer opportunity for self-care and self-monitoring."
- GROW IN SERVICE Beta Group Member
"The best and most talented social worker can experience burn-out and compassion fatigue. The goal isn't necessarily to avoid these realities, but to pay attention to them and find a place to safely explore your experience."
- Frances Ford, MSW and Forum for Growth in Service participant
MAKE IT A
Enroll in the course and get a friend, colleague, or partner to enroll also.
Accountability makes a difference: if you and your self-care partner are holding each other accountable to good self-care, you have a better chance of actually implementing your plan and staying with it.
You'll challenge and encourage each other to finish the classes and create your plans.
You'll check in with each other, compare notes, model good self-care and get challenged to better self-care.
WHAT YOU'LL DO IN THIS COURSE
You'll watch two videoed talks:
~~ What Does Good Self-Care Look Like?
~~ Stress and Burnout / Develop Your Self-Care Plan
You'll read or view supplementary resources:
~~ ARTICLES ABOUT STRESS and SELF-CARE
~~ LINK TO TED TALK
WHAT YOU'LL GET FROM THIS COURSE
~~ A better understanding of stress and burnout
~~ Your own strategies for managing stress
~~ Downloaded resources to keep
~~ Your own self-care plan
Carol D. Marsh was Founding Executive Director of Miriam's House -- a residence for Washington, DC's homeless women living with AIDS. Marsh lived and worked at Miriam's House until December 31, 2009, when chronic migraine disease forced her to resign.
Under her leadership, Miriam's House was home for more than 150 women and 30 children, and won the 2003 Washington Post Excellence in Nonprofit Management Award.
Marsh founded the FORUM FOR GROWTH IN SERVICE in 2017. She has spoken about her life and work at Miriam's House to various DC-area groups, including Georgetown University's Medical Residents (Family Medicine); Washington Scholars Program; ALIVE!; Washington AIDS Partnership; and Discipleship Year.
In August 2014, Marsh earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College. Her thesis was Nowhere Else I Want to Be: A Memoir, published in January 2017. Learn more HERE.
LITERARY AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS
Awards for "Nowhere Else I Want to Be: A Memoir"
Marsh's essays have been honored as the Winner of the 2016 New Millennium Writings Literary Nonfiction Award; as Honorable Mention in the 5th Anniversary Contest (2016) of the literary journal, Under the Gum Tree; and as Honorable Mention in Soundings Review's 2014 First Publication Contest.
Her essays have appeared or are upcoming in Los Angeles Review, River Teeth, New Millennium Writings Anthology,The Tishman Review, Lunch Ticket, bioStories, Getting Old Anthology, and Jenny Magazine.