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Practical Guide to Self-Care for Wraparound Professionals

Year: 2020

Self-care for wraparound professionals is vital to the effectiveness of the wraparound process. Passionate helping professionals like wraparound practitioners may not consider their own needs, or they may be preoccupied with their responsibilities. Helpers often mistakenly believe that they are invulnerable to fatigue, stress, frustration, and depression. Often, they see the needs of others and feel the responsibility to lift them up, and in the process forget about self-care. As helping professionals, we have learned that helpers need help, encouragement, and support, too. This article was written to affirm that, for helping professionals in the wraparound field, proper self-care is both a responsibility and a necessity.