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NSWM Webinar: Preventing Burnout in Human Services

February 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST


Working in the human services can be very stressful. Long hours, low compensation and helping people at their lowest points demands a lot of physical, emotional and psychological energy that often leads to burnout. However, it is possible to create workplaces that support and promote mental health and well-being. This webinar explores managerial strategies for creating healthier and happier workplaces and workforces in the human services sector.


  1. List causes of burnout
  2. Identify symptoms of burnout
  3. Understand the stress/response process.
  4. Design ORGANIZATIONAL strategies to beat burnout, manage stress, and promote engagement


Ruth C. White, MSW

Ruth C. White PhD, MPH, MSW is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California (USC), where she teaches human services management and social policy. For more than 20 years she has educated undergraduate and graduate social work students at San Francisco State University, McGill University, UC Berkeley and Seattle University, where she earned tenure.

Inspired by her own journey of illness, recovery and resilience with bipolar disorder, Ruth is on a mission to make the world a healthier and happier place. With an engaging style, relevant content, and a dash of humor, she educates, inspires and motivates audiences to transform their organizations and their lives.

Speaking to thousands of people in trade organizations, corporations, governments, non-profits, communities and classrooms across the globe, Dr. White has built a reputation for thought-provoking keynotes, lectures, presentations and workshops that lead to paradigm shifts, organizational change and personal growth. She is author of the forthcoming book, The Stress Management Workbook (Callisto Media, 2018)


February 21, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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