For those of you working directly in front line service delivery:
You will be shown a way to care for people that harnesses the compassionate worker’s heart, your heart, and turns it into profoundly deep and effective work practices that help people find meaning, self-worth and lasting positive change. The added benefit is that you will also learn ways to manage your own mental health at work, ways to promote the self awareness that leads to successful co-regulation, and ultimately to prevent caregiver burnout. It is Attachment Based and Trauma Informed with particular attention paid to both skills toward a healthy co-regulating caregiver and program.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST CORE VALUES
EMPATHY: Listen + Understand Before we act.
We listen to learn what they are experiencing as they are experiencing it. What is feels like to them! What is interesting about it to them! What they want! What they need! What it means to them!
Caregiver challenge - TO EMPTY ONESELF TO RECEIVE ANOTHER
UNCONDITIONALITY: Recognize the inherent + infinite worth of every person including yourself.
All behaviour (no matter how challenging) is understood as the youth’s best effort to move towards the good thing that really matters to them.
Caregiver challenge - TO LOVE WITHOUT LIMITS
CONGRUENCE: Speaking with Truth + Humility.
We are willing and able to recognize and own our responses. We act from our best self in the moment as we are able. We are clear, transparent and trustworthy.
Caregiver challenge - TO KNOW, LOVE AND ACCEPT THYSELF