Self-Care, Sensitivity, & Social Unity: The Silver Lining of Embracing Awareness to Avoid Stress Burnout


November 4, 2020

Everyone has stress. Some stress is good for us. It helps us to respond to changes in life. Stress is our body’s way of protecting itself from harm. However, too much stress causes harm to our health and relationships.

Identifying the stressors impacting our physical and mental health is important. The external stressors can include stressful work environments, financial stress, fears created by racial insensitivity, and strain from lack of social unity.

This workshop will examine the role self-care plays in helping to avoid stress burnout. Avis K. Brown, LCSW-BACS will use her signature framework “Silver Lining Self-Care Treatment Plan” to help participants discover how to create a personal “Self-Care Treatment Plan.”

Find out how to:

  • recognize the ways stress and anxiety affect the mind and body
  • define microaggressions
  • heighten awareness of the potential negative impact of microaggressions
  • develop personal goals for self-care based on the concept of SMART goals
  • promote active utilization of decompressing tactics and coping strategies to reduce stress
  • reinforce current self-care practices as a way to promote a healthy balance and sustainable in social work practice and reduce burnout

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Zoom | Free Admission


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Presenter: Avis K. Brown, LCSW-BACS

Avis K. Brown LCSW-BACS, has over 25 years of clinical Social Work experience in a variety of settings with adults, children, and families. She is the owner/founder of Victory Unlimited, LLC which, in additional to clinical services, provides Coaching Services specializing in Self-Care and Wellness for power professionals. Avis earned a BS from Southern University in Rehabilitation Counseling, 1992, and MSW from Tulane University, 1994. She has extensive experience in state government agencies providing direct care and administrative roles at state government level. Avis retired from state government after 20 years of service and currently is employed with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana as a Behavioral Health Specialist.

About The School of Social Work

The LSU School of Social Work (SSW) aspires to be a leading graduate school of social work, a vibrant center of intellectual development, a leader in promoting and supporting diverse communities, and an advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work, all within a learning environment that supports best educational practices. The Child and Family Studies (CFS) undergraduate degree integrates theory, research, and practice to focus on child development and family dynamics.

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About the LSU College of Human Sciences & Education

As a college within Louisiana’s flagship university, the College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) impacts the lives of individuals in our state, nation, and the world through our research, service, teaching, and scholarship. We offer programs through our five schools: School of Education (SOE), School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD), School of Kinesiology (SOK), School of Information Studies (SLIS), and School of Social Work (SSW). The University Laboratory School (ULS) is also under the college umbrella, enrolling approximately 1,400 K-12 students. ULS was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in Fall 2015. The college is home to the Early Childhood Education Laboratory Preschool (ECELP) which enrolls 175 children ages six weeks to four years old. The ECELP is a NAEYC accredited institution.

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