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Managing Stress while Working from Home during the Pandemic: Strategies for Self-Care

Stress is often driven by feeling a lack of control over things you once had control over. This lack of control can create feelings of anxiety, depression, and even anger. This blog post highlights some elements of self-care that can help you stay present and regain a sense of control where you can. To learn more, watch this 25-minute excerpt from a recent QIC-WD webinar.

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What we know about Pandemics and the Stress they Cause

Pandemics are not new, but they significantly impact how we work, socialize, and manage our health.  This can be especially difficult for those in the helping professions for whom face-to-face contact and travel are part of their daily routine. This blog post explains what a pandemic is and the stress that it causes. To learn more, watch this 25-minute excerpt from a recent QIC-WD webinar.

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Building Resilience and Optimism – The Experience of a Nebraska Child and Family Services Specialist

Optimism, or positive thinking, can be learned and is important to building resilience. By developing a practice of reframing and controlling self-defeating statements automatic negative thoughts can be replaced with positive ones. By focusing on the positive, individuals are more apt to remain hopeful, resilient, and focus their energy on things they are able to control.

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Washington State is Using Telework to Strengthen the Child Welfare Workforce

The Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families is implementing telework to strengthen their child welfare workforce. This video highlights their early experience with implementation from the perspective of workers, supervisors, and administrators. View the related documents: DCYF Telework Handbook and DCYF Telework Employee Self-Assessment

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