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Monday, March 16 • 3:20pm - 3:50pm
Happy and Healthy Staff Equals Happy and Healthy Campers: Exploring a Framework for Realistic Staff Self-Care in a Camp Setting

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We know that levels of anxiety and depression are on the rise among our camper and staff populations. Many of our staff come to work at camp with pre-existing mental health challenges and for others, the camp environment can be the first place where an issue emerges. Drawing upon the research of Dr. Dan Siegel, interpersonal neuropsychiatrist at UCLA, and his "healthy mind platter", this workshop will explore the 7 essential mental activities needed for optimal functioning and how they show up at camp (sleep, play, downtime, physical time, time-in, focus-time, connecting time). You will come away with a staff self-care assessment tool that can be used in staff training as well as a look at how we as camp administrators can design camp systems and structures to support optimal staff self-care.

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Aviva Levine Jacobs

Director of Camper Care, Camp Ramah in CA
Aviva completed a joint degree in psychology and Judaic studies at Brown University. She received her Pys.D. in clinical psychology from the CA School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco with a focus on children and families. Aviva has worked as a therapist supporting children... Read More →

Monday March 16, 2020 3:20pm - 3:50pm PDT