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Heal the Healer: A Wellness Workshop

June 17, 2013

For those of us in the helping professions, how do we measure the cost of caring?

We often hear difficult trauma stories and are frequently exposed to danger ourselves in the line of doing our jobs. We may have our own trauma history or current experiences in our personal lives that are stressful and distressing. Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Traumatic Stress, and Burnout can all be related to the emotional and physical exhaustion that we may experience in the process of doing our work. Please join us for a day of learning and experiencing strategies to reduce the risk of Compassion Fatigue, improve resiliency and wellness and move towards finding work/life balance.

Who should attend:
Mental health providers, social workers, administrators from public and private agencies, community members, service providers, and caregivers.

Featured Presenters:

Brigitte Kouba founder of Gigi Yogini is a certified Yoga Teacher and Self-Expression Facilitator. She regularly leads yoga, drum and dance classes and workshops at festivals and international retreats. A wellness expert, Kouba’s writings regularly appear in MindBodyGreen and she offers instructional videos for YogaVibes. Kouba holds a Masters in Communication Management from USC and has been involved with a variety of nonprofit organizations including the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and Peace4Kids supporting Foster Youth.

Dr. Leslie Anne Ross, Psy.D Vice President of the Leadership Center at CII and project director for CII’s participation in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is co-chair of the NCTSN Secondary Traumatic Stress Collaborative group which focuses on the reducing the risk of secondary trauma associated with working with children and families exposed to trauma. She provides training and consultation for individuals and organizations on the prevention and intervention of secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout both locally and nationally.

Adriana E. Molina, M.S., LMFT has spent almost 20 years working with at risk children and families coping with poverty, domestic Violence, gang culture and child abuse and neglect. Ms. Molina provides training and consultation on topics of Community Mobilization, Client Advocacy Leadership, and Wellness. She is a certified Healing Drum teacher and infant massage practitioner.

Standard registration: $35 | $25 per person for groups of 5 or more | CEs: $15

For More Information:
Please contact Megan Hayward at or 213.260.7633.

This training is a program of the S. Mark Taper Foundation Child Trauma Training Academy and presented by The Leadership Center at Children’s Institute.


Times: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm


The California Endowment | Redwood Room

1000 N. Alameda Street | Los Angeles, CA 90012


CEs are offered to PSY, MFT, LCSW, and BRN. Course meets the qualifications for 6.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Children’s Institute, Inc. provider #PCE 498. Children’s Institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Children’s Institute, Inc. provider #CEP8409 is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Children’s Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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