Self-Care for Caregivers and Professional Helpers

February 12, 2014, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
Third Floor, Large Conference Room
Baltimore, MD 21211


Presenter:  Emily Driscoll-Roe, LCSW-C

Emily Driscoll-Roe, LCSW-C, is a supervising social worker at the Kennedy Krieger Family Center in Baltimore. She received her undergraduate degree from Fordham University in 1993, and her master’s degree in Social Work from New York University in 1996.  She has provided therapeutic services to children, adolescents and their families since 1996, and has practiced in New York City; Dayton, Ohio; and Baltimore. At the Kennedy Krieger Family Center, she received extensive training in the field of trauma treatment, with particular expertise in the area of sexual abuse. Through her work at the Family Center, Emily became especially interested in the impact of vicarious trauma on clinicians working with traumatized families. She co-founded the Center’s Vicarious Trauma Processing Group and provided in-house training on managing vicarious trauma and burn-out to therapists and trainees.

This is a free training for parents, caregivers and professionals. 

This presentation will explore the emotional and psychological impact of providing care to children who have special needs and for children who have experienced an emotional trauma. Caregivers and mental health professionals will learn the signs and symptoms of Compassion Fatigue as well as ways to develop a self-care plan to manage the everyday stressors of caring for their children. The presenter will provide participants opportunities to learn self-care strategies in a supportive environment.


To register for this event, please visit the event web site or call Stacy Duvall at (443) 923-7680

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