Self-Care, Self-Knowledge

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Stress, power issues with clients, burnout, time management and dealing with our own biases are all issues Settlement Workers face in their day-to-day work. This section will identify issues and provide resources to help cope and deal with individual self-care.

Mental Health and Stress

Service providers who are repeatedly exposed to traumatic events or victims of trauma or stress can themselves experience feelings of terror, rage, and despair.

Identity and Bias

Differences in any element of your and and your client’s cultural identity can have an impact on the counselling relationship.