Dear colleagues,

Join us tomorrow at 3pm CET for the long-awaited webinar that many of you requested: webinar on burnout in social work.

The Journey from Compassion Fatigue to Compassion Satisfaction: Addressing Burnout With an Emphasis on the Self in Self-Care

During this 1 hour event we will talk about: 

  • the major psychological causes of burnout; 
  • how it differs from depression;
  • the loop between our personal, professional, physical and social Selves;
  • best strategies to avoid and address burn-out;
  • why we don't take better care of ourselves even when we know we should;
  • answer your questions.

We will focus on the far too often neglected Self in Self-Care, discuss attitudes and strategies to take us from Compassion Fatigue to Compassion Satisfaction.

The webinar is of interest for all child protection professionals, students of social work and related fields, professionals in mental health and related fields, as well as for anyone who would like to learn how to address burnout in daily work and life.

To reserve your place at the webinar please visit the webinar page.

You can also join the webinar tomorrow directly by this link, but please keep in mind that places are limited and will be allocated first to registered participants.

About the speaker:

SaraKay Smullens is a certified group psychotherapist and family life educator. She is the best-selling author of “Whoever Said Life Is Fair?: A Guide to Growing Through Life’s Injustices” and “Setting YourSelf Free: Breaking the Cycle of Emotional Abuse in Family, Friendships, Work, and Love.”  The publication of her most recent book “Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work:  A Guide for Students and Those in Mental Health and Related Professions” has resulted in presentations and webinars in the United States and abroad. SaraKay has been a consultant to the soon to be released film, THE TALE, written and directed by award winning documentarian Jennifer Fox, and starring Ellen Burstyn, Laura Dern, and Common. This feature film, based on a true story, addresses the epidemic of child sexual abuse, usually by someone known and trusted by the child. SaraKay’s  professional papers and memorabilia are divided between the Archives of the University Pennsylvania, Goucher College, and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.

Click here to read SaraKay's article "What I Wish I Had Known: Burnout and Self-Care in Our Social Work Profession", that won the 2013 NASW Media Award for best magazine article.

To read more about the webinar, please click here.

With any questions or comments, please email us at

Child Protection Hub team