May 23, 2023
Partner Presentation

Why Self-Care Matters: How to Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

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2:00pm-3:00pm EST

Join ANCOR Diamond Partner Relias to discuss the importance of recognizing, understanding, and addressing self-care for DSPs.

Direct support professionals (DSPs) provide support and care to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Though DSPs care about the people they support, this work can be both physically and emotionally exhausting, which can lead to fatigue, stress, and ultimately burnout.

Due to this, it is critical for DSPs and I/DD support staff to understand the risk factors associated with burnout and strategies to support their overall health and well-being. These strategies and their implementation will provide opportunities to improve the quality of care to persons served, while optimizing your own quality of life and work-life balance.

Join ANCOR Diamond Partner Relias on May 23, 2023, at 2 pm EDT to discuss the importance of recognizing, understanding, and addressing self-care while working in a caring profession and illustrate strategies to prevent burnout and promote work-life balance.

In this webinar you’ll learn:

  • How to identify risk factors for burnout, fatigue, and stress.
  • Strategies to support your overall health and well-being.
  • What DSPs can do to prevent these conditions and promote work-life balance.


  • Christina Marsack-Topolewski, PhD, LMSW, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University

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