Please join the STAR team (former VCA) in kicking off the FY24 Monthly Zoom Series with a September two-part workshop to discuss “What is Self-Care Anyway?!” Vicarious trauma and burnout is prevalent as a CASA supervisor. The goal of this two-part workshop is to provide CASA supervisors with helpful tools for investing in self-care.
On Monday, September 11 and Monday, September 25, we will welcome three special guests to guide our conversations. These guests will give us practical, usable information and strategies to develop our own Self-Care Map. Dr. Costello’s workshop came highly recommended to us after she presented to the local CASA program in Temple. We promise, you won’t want to miss this!
PS – You do not have to attend both sessions. Join for either Part 1, Part 2 or both!
Meet Our Special Guests:
Dr. Jennifer Costello, DBH, LCSW-S, the Director of the Social Work program at UMBH and an Associate Professor. Dr. Costello has specialized experience in the area of integrated behavioral health, including addressing adverse childhood experiences and social determinants of health in primary care. In addition, Dr. Costello has extensive experience working in clinical practice. Dr. Costello also provides capacity building trainings for churches, pastors and faith-based organizations who have a heart and desire to reach individuals and families who are dealing with mental health and addiction issues.
Kerry-Ann Zamore-Byrd, LCSW, Assistant University Professor and Director of Field Education at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Playwright, Best Selling Author, and Community Organizer. Dr. Zamore is the founder of KZamore Enterprises and The Zamore Foundation where the mission brings awareness to social issues through education, and awareness through original Stage plays, and films. She is also a Workshop facilitator: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Resiliency, Healthy Living Seminars, African American Women’s Health, Personal Life Coaching for Victims of Abuse and Divorce Recovery.
Dr. Stephen Baldridge, Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences since June 2020. Dr. Baldridge holds both a PhD and master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington; he earned his bachelor’s in social work from Lubbock Christian University. Dr. Baldridge’s research and practice interests are in homelessness, environmental justice, higher education, community development, and teaching pedagogy. He is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Texas and a current member of the Council on Social Work Education.