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Staff Health and Well-Being

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
2:00 p.m. ET
1 hour

The work of direct support professionals (DSP) and others working in intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) services can be difficult, which can lead to burnout. Organizations need to be aware of how their staff members care for their mental and physical health to ensure that they provide the best care possible for the people they serve.

Join us Wednesday, March 29, at 2:00 p.m. ET to hear Tina Brown  and Jennifer Walton discuss the importance of mental and physical health and how to promote healthy habits in your DSP staff.  

In this webinar, you’ll also learn: 

  • How burnout affects IDD services
  • The difference between compassion fatigue and burnout
  • How to recognize the signs and symptoms of burnout
  • How to address burnout and support a strong team
  • Tips for preventing burnout and generating wellness

Tina Brown

Program Manager
Developmental Disabilities Resource Center (DDRC)

Tina Brown received her Bachelor of Science in Human Services with a Focus on High-Risk Youth in 2000 while raising two young sons. She began her career working for Youthtrack and DDRC after graduation, starting in direct care positions. Brown moved into a supervisory role at Youthtrack before leaving in 2007 to put more energy into her DDRC career. She started her journey with DDRC in 1996 as a direct support professional, working in the group home environment for almost 10 years before moving into the Supported Living Services (SLS) department and working as a supported living consultant.

Jennifer Walton

Director of Training and Life Sharing

For over 20 years, Jennifer Walton has enjoyed a vibrant and varied career working for adults with disabilities and mental health challenges. She has supported residential programs in the Metro area and rural Minnesota. Walton worked for 10 years supporting individuals receiving day and employment support throughout the Twin Cities. In 2015, through a partnership with Twin Cities Rise, she completed over 100 hours of training to become a certified Personal Empowerment facilitator. This became a passion area and continues to serve her personally and professionally.