Special section: Burnout

This section brings together materials relating to the burnout of professionals

News

27 Jan 2020
Research in Practice and Professor Gail Kinman and Dr. Louise Grant (University of Bedfordshire) have published their latest work “The SWORD Change Project”. This project aims to provide social work leaders and supervisors with an... Read more
23 Oct 2019
Lindsay Giddings a social work lecturer at The Open University, has shared some tips that can be useful for newly qualified social workers.   Write your notes now, not later The author stresses the importance of writing notes from... Read more
31 Jul 2019
A recent ‘Social Life’ blog post in The Guardian focuses on research carried out among 506 professionals registered with the Health and Care Professions Council in the UK, the majority of whom are currently practicing, which hoped... Read more

Learning

20 Mar 2019
About the webinar: We are happy to invite you to a joint Childhub and ISPCAN webinar on burnout in child welfare profession! In their daily work, child welfare professionals are exposed to a variety of traumatic events including family... Read more
22 Feb 2018
Due to our relentlessly fast paced society and the many responsibilities we each carry, it is no wonder that  so many of us feel anxious and on intense “overload.”  This hour webinar will focus on the major psychological causes... Read more
05 Feb 2018
Mindfulness is essentially about being more aware and awake in every moment of your life. It is about intentionally paying attention to each moment, being fully engaged in whatever is happening around and within you, with an attitude of friendliness... Read more

Library

05 Aug 2016
Despite the fact that all 28 members of the European Union have ratified the UNCRC, violence continues to blight the lives of millions of children across Europe. In this report the FRA (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights) identifies... Read more
11 Mar 2016
The UNHCR Staff Well-Being Survey was launched by the Staff Welfare Section of the Staff Health and Welfare Service (SWS/SHWS) in May 2014. It was completed by 2,431 respondents, accounting for 21 % of UNHCR’s staff and its affiliate workforce... Read more
18 Dec 2015
This FRA publication examines the legislative and policy provisions available in the EU to protect children with disabilities from abuse. Evidence indicates that children with disabilities are considerably more at risk than non-disabled children.... Read more

Multimedia

19 Dec 2019
This infographic provides some quick information on burnout, including it's factors and how to deal with it as an organisation or individually. Read more
07 Dec 2017
Dr. Erlene Grise-Owens and Dr. Justin "Jay" Miller, the editors of the book 'The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals' spoke with co-hosts Alyssa Lotmore, LMSW and Dr. Eric Hardiman on The... Read more
05 Jul 2017
Why do people involved in humanitarian assistance burn at work? How to prevent this? Research results in this video. In the studio, Oksana Kosenko, manager of the organizational development of the NGO Forum in Ukraine, and Taras Brizovaty,... Read more

Burnout

Tips for Better Management of Your Stress
Date of publication: 2016
Helpguide.org lists a few tips to take charge of your life and and change the way you deal with problems in the workplace.
Violence against children with disabilities (Child Hub Summary)
Date of publication: 2016
Publisher: Child Protection Hub
Despite the fact that all 28 members of the European Union have ratified the UNCRC, violence continues to blight the lives of millions of children across Europe.
Child Hub membership getting more fun!
Date of publication: 2016
Have a little fun while working! Child Hub got a set of new website features, a game that helps your work.
Staff Well-Being and Mental Health in UNHCR
Date of publication: 2016
Publisher: UNHCR
The UNHCR Staff Well-Being Survey was launched by the Staff Welfare Section of the Staff Health and Welfare Service (SWS/SHWS) in May 2014. It was completed by 2,431 respondents, accounting for 21 % of UNHCR’s staff and its affiliate workforce.
Why Modern Workers Need Mindfulness (Video)
Date of publication: 2016
Publisher: Greater Good Science Center
Dr. Richard Fernandez, co-founder of Wisdom Labs, explains how mindfulness can increase attention and engagement at work, reduce stress and prevent burnout.
[Recording of a ChildHub Webinar] Emotional health of social workers
Date of publication: 2016
The most common knowledge is that people in the profession of helping others can only do so if they first take care of themselves. Yet all too often social workers ignore the tell-tale signs of emotional stress, or burnout.
Violence against children with disabilities: legislation, policies and programmes in the EU
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
This FRA publication examines the legislative and policy provisions available in the EU to protect children with disabilities from abuse. Evidence indicates that children with disabilities are considerably more at risk than non-disabled children.
Detecting and addressing burnout in the field (Child Hub Video)
Date of publication: 2015
Publisher: TDH
This video features a brief interview with Terre des hommes regional coordinator Vera Dimitrievska, in which she talks about the ways of detecting and addressing the issue of burnout among social workers working with the refugees.
Quick Facts on Burnout (Child Hub Infographic)
Date of publication: 2015
This infographic provides some quick information on burnout, including by highlighting the differences between it and stress as well as some of its consequences.
The IFRC’s Multifaceted Strategies to Prevent Staff Burnout (Child Hub case study)
Date of publication: 2015
The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is an international humanitarian organization, which has set a system to prevent burnout among its staff members.

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