The Ethics of Self-Care: How to Become a Resilient Helper

  • Live Online Training
  • Wednesday, August 28, 2024
  • 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm Central Time
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • Become A Member
  • Already a member? Log in to your YIPA LMS to access this training

Your Training Description

How can we support resilience in young people if we cannot or do not feel it within ourselves? To help youth develop their own resilience, we need to have a plan in place to support our own resilience. Think of self-care as your ethical obligation. If you don’t take care of yourself properly, you won’t have the resilience to do your best work. This training will help you understand how connected self-care is to resilience. Emphasis will be placed on your own ideas of how to live in hope, sustain and support connection with loved ones and community, and create meaning in your work and life.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Learn how lack of or poor self-care leads to anxiety, burnout, and exhaustion
  • Review recent literature on burnout and resilience and its implications for best practice in youth work
  • Create a plan for regular self-care as a best practice in your youth work

Your Trainer


Kirsten Lind Seal, PhD, LMFT, (she/her) is adjunct Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Ethics at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and adjunct Core Ethics faculty in the MFT doctoral program at Chaminade University in Honolulu. Her research has been published in Psychology Today and in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy (JMFT).  She presents regularly on ethical issues, maintains a completely virtual private practice and is a long-time regular contributor to Relationship Reboot, a segment on relationships on WCCO (CBS) TV’s Midmorning show in the Twin Cities in Minnesota. She can be reached at

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: ETHICS.

Reinforce your responsibility to adhere to guidelines for professional behavior, role model self-management, and set and maintain healthy boundaries.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

This training will count as 1.5 CE hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting. You are encouraged to print or save this training information as a PDF for your records.