May 18 2022


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Lunch & Learn: Managing Mental Health for Frontline Staff

Join us in our series of free lunchtime talks about social issues and learn about diverse ways to help create a community in which all people are full and valued participants!

When: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, @ noon!

Speaker: Jessica Day, Director of Programs and Operations, Youth Empowerment and Support Services

Summary: Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS) is an agency that provides immediate and low-barrier 24/7 shelter and various wrap-around supports for young people aged 15 to 24. Frontline staff go above and beyond the call of duty to support these marginalized populations. Nevertheless, mental health challenges are a concern for these valued team members. For this Lunch and Learn session, YESS will outline the work they undertake to support their staff in preventing burnout by understanding compassion fatigue, power dynamics and providing staff wellness that mirrors how we support the youth who experience trauma.

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 18 2022
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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