ARCADIA – Adults who work with children and youth spend much of their time nurturing young people, yet often struggle to find time for personal and professional renewal. It takes a community of renewed youth workers to encourage teamwork, rejuvenate morale, and bring new life to any office or program culture.
The Indiana Youth Institute and its community partners are sponsoring a special training session to help youth workers practice self-care when working with youth. The workshop is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 2 in Room 500 of Hamilton Heights High School, 25802 Ind. 19 in Arcadia.
Skye Berger, chief creative officer of Open Door Academy, will provide participants with information and knowledge about burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. Participants will be able to learn skills such as recognizing their personal renewal style and when it needs to be implemented and be able to apply what they learned immediately to feel renewed and increase engagement within programs and staff.
As part of IYI’s Youth Worker Café program, the seminar and lunch are free, but reservations are required. Attendees may RSVP by going to IYI’s online registration portal. Please contact IYI State Outreach Manager Debbie Jones at for registration issues. For more information about the event, attendees may contact IYI East Central Outreach Manager Alison Palmer at
This event is funded in part by Bartha. This event is a collaboration between Chaucie’s Place, Children’s Bureau, Hamilton Heights School Corporation and Hamilton Heights Youth Assistance. Youth Worker Cafés are designed to bring together local youth workers to build relationships and inspire collaborations that will benefit children. In the event that Hamilton Heights School Corporation is closed due to weather, this event will be rescheduled for Feb. 9.