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APAC Webinar- Loss, Grief, and Self-Care During a Global Pandemic

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
12:00 pm1:00 pm
Online Webinar
APAC Webinar-  Loss, Grief, and Self-Care During a Global Pandemic


We are living in unprecedented times as the realities of the Covid-19 pandemic spread across our communities. Gatherings of 10 or more are strongly discouraged, most schools are closed indefinitely, many parents are unexpectedly working from home or even out of work altogether. In the midst of all this, we are also faced with our own emotions – grief, loss, anger, anxiety, confusion, and frustration – and the very real impact of secondary trauma. How do we cope with this mix of emotions while also doing our job and being the parents we want to be during this time? This webinar will help participants to understand, express, and cope with their own emotions as well as creating a self-care plan to develop resilience in the face of uncertainty and circumstances that change daily.

1) Define loss, grief, trauma and resilience
2) Understand vicarious trauma and secondary traumatic stress
3) Gain capacity to recognize their own warning signs
4) Utilize at least three strategies to adapt their own self-care during the Covid-19 crisis

Sue Badeau
is a nationally known speaker, writer, and consultant. She is a Past President of the North American Council on Adoptable Children and Justice for Families and has worked closely with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, the National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Casey Family Programs and the Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care. Sue and her husband, Hector, are lifetime parents of 22 children, two by birth and 20 adopted and have also served as foster parents and kin caregivers to more than 75 children. They have authored books on permanency and trauma including, Are We There Yet: The Ultimate Road Trip, Adopting and Raising 22 Kids, Building Bridges of Hope: A Coloring Book for Adults Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma, and the child's companion version, Bubbles and Butterflies, both illustrated by their daughter Chelsea Badeau.

This webinar includes FREE Social Work and NBCC CEs!

As with all of our APAC services and events, admission to this training is FREE for all attendees and this includes a General Certificate of Attendance for foster parents and other attendees seeking attendance verification. Professional Social Work and Counseling CE verification are usually $10, but we are offering CEs for this webinar at no cost.

Participants must attend the entire webinar to qualify for continuing education verification. (Minimum of 45 minutes to account for possible technical difficulties or delay.)
You will be provided a link to join the webinar but also an audio number in the event you do not have computer speakers/audio. Participants who only join through the phone number only will not be eligible for continuing education verification.

NOTE: The CE fee is waived all Alabama DHR staff.

Social Work self-study CEs for this course will soon be available in the APAC Online Training site for $10.

CAS is an approved Continuing Education Provider for ABSWE (#0039).
Children's Aid Society is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. Children's Aid Society is responsible solely for all aspects of the program.
(NBCC Provider #6459)

If you have questions, please contact our training staff at, or call 866-803-2722.

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