Kansas State UniversityPolytechnic Campus
  1. K-State home
  2. »Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus
  3. »Outreach
  4. »Training
  5. »Social Work Continuing Education
  6. »Self-Care is Ethical Practice: Compassion Stress Management Workshop

K-State Polytechnic Professional Education and Outreach
2310 Centennial Road
Outreach Center
Salina, KS 67401-8196

855-552-0079 toll free
785-826-2633 phone
785-826-2632 fax

Self-Care is Ethical Practice: Compassion Stress Management Workshop

Social workers and other helping professionals have more and more demanded of their position, often with less resources. This workshop will educate helping professionals on how to identify trauma and stress in self and others, while practicing strategies on how to exercise self-care.

Attendees may use this course to meet 3 hours of ethics continuing education units and 3 hours of general continuing education units. K-State Polytechnic is a pre-approved continuing education provider approved by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board. Provider number 15-005.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the ethical implications for social work practice and self-care
  • Identify secondary trauma injuries (including compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress, vicarious traumatization and burnout), recognize symptoms and warning signs in self and others 
  • Learn multiple dimensions of self-care
  • Utilization of a variety of self-assessment tools to create awareness regarding self-care needs
  • Create self-care plan for self and ability to facilitate self-care strategy with others
  • Identify resources; learn mindfulness-based stress reduction tools for resiliency, prevention in self and ability to facilitate these with others


Registration for this program has closed. Please contact Professional Education and Outreach at profed@k-state.edu for inquiries.

Date: Friday, February 21, 2020

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Outreach Center, Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus in Salina, Kansas

Cost: $125

Continuing education credits: 3 ethics hours and 3 general hours

Registration deadline: February 13, 2020

Registration fee includes course instruction and materials and parking permit. Meals, travel, and lodging are not included in the registration fee and is the attendee's responsibility.


A discounted rate is offered for companies or organizations sending multiple attendees. Discounts are tied to number of attendees as follows:

Number of registrantsAvailable discountTotal price
3 registrants per company1 registration 50% off$312.50
4 registrants per company1 registration free $375

For companies or organizations sending more than four employees, discounts will be applied in the same increments as indicated above.


If you have any questions regarding the event or your registration, please contact the K-State Polytechnic Professional Education and Outreach office at 855-552-0079 (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm) or email profed@k-state.edu.

About the Instructor

Suzie DeVaughn, LMSW
Self-Care Specialists


Suzie DeVaughn, LMSW, is the Founder of Self-Care Specialists and also serves as its Director of Training. She graduated from Wichita State with a master’s degree in social work, has a Compassion Fatigue Educator Certification from the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology and facilitates compassion stress management training for professional caregivers. Suzie's experience includes counseling clients at a holistic health center, providing therapy for survivors of domestic abuse at a women's shelter, practicing social work within a community mental health organization, and she currently provides therapy in a private practice setting. Some of her modalities include EMDR, Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy and Psych K.