Self-Care Retreat for School Social Workers

June 9 and 10, 2023


June 9, 1:00pm - 6:30pm

June 10, 8:30am - 12:00pm



Self-care is a term that is often used as a solution for the issues of burnout for educators, including school social workers. This retreat will focus on self-care in many facets. As a society, self-care has been turned into an excuse for systems to continue overusing their employees, and not changing the work environments that employees are working in to help create more desirable working conditions. As school social workers, we are fighting for racial justice everyday, yet continue to see the injustices and can often times feel burnt out by this. Fighting this fight can be difficult, but is important work that school social workers need to engage in. Taking care of ourselves is the key in continuing the fight for racial justice. To continue to advocate for others, we also need to advocate for ourselves and the importance of taking care of ourselves. Through this retreat you will learn from Illinois Social Work work faculty and affiliates, different ways to utilize self-care. This retreat will help you heal from the school year, and prepare you for next school year.

Friday, June 9

12:30pm | Check-in

1:00-2:00pm | Welcome by Kevin Tan, professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work (1 cultural competence CEU)

2:00-4:00pm | 'Advocating for Our Role as the Ultimate Self-Care' (2 CEUs), presenters Jenna Mahoney, PhD student and Jeni Free, MSW

4:00-5:00pm | 'Zentangle Mindfulness Art' (1 CEU), presenter Kelli Bertram, LCSW

5:00-6:30pm | Happy Hour off campus (more info to come)



Saturday, June 10

8:30-9:00am | Light Breakfast

9:00-11:00am | 'Adding Coaching to Your Social Work Toolbox' (2 CEUs), presenter Brenda Lindsey, teaching professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work

**Brenda will be presenting this session from another location via Zoom, however you will still come to the Social Work building to attend

11:00am-12:00pm | Closing by Kevin Tan (1 cultural competence CEU)


**Please note that this event is geared toward School Social Workers and PDH credits will not be available for this event.

Continuing Education

7.0 CEUs for LCSW/LSW and LCPC/LPC in the state of Illinois.


2.0 of these CEU hours will cover the cultural competency requirement for licensure.


This event is IN-PERSON at the School of Social Work.

1010 W Nevada St

Urbana, 61801


Registration is $70 for CEU's or $35 without CEU's.



*After you click Register Now, you will be asked to create an account when you register (choose Create Account and Register). This will allow us to send you reminders, hand-outs, webinar recordings and CEU or attendance certificates.

If you've used Learning Stream in the past, you can choose to login with your LS account.


Registration open through 6/9/2023 11:00 AM Central Time (US & Canada)