Mitigating the Effects of Working in Stressed Environments

February 3, 2022
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

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This session will briefly discuss and explore how to mitigate the impacts of working in stress exposed environments.     

Participants will:

  • Briefly review the causes and impacts of working in stressed environments
  • Discuss strategies to help mitigate the impacts of working in stress exposed environments

Our Presenter: Tonya Grant (she/her) MSW, RSW has over 25 years of experience in the community/health fields working with children, youth, adults and families from diverse backgrounds.  Tonya has been a Social Worker for 21 years since completing her BSW from the Maritime School of Social Work and later graduating in 2004 with a MSW from the Dalhousie School of Social Work.  After completing her MSW, she worked as a Clinical Social Worker in the areas of community mental health & addictions, family therapy, children’s inpatient mental health, complex case, clinical leadership and she spent five years as the Professional Practice Chief of Social Work at the IWK Health Centre.  In recent years, Tonya’s work includes being the IWK Provincial Clinical Lead for NSH Child/Youth Mental Health & Addictions, she teaches as a Sessional Instructor at Dalhousie School of Social Work and she is working on her PhD in Health at Dalhousie University.  Tonya uses strengths-based trauma responsive approaches and critical social work practice to collaborate with people and systems to explore and improve their experiences, their environments and their relationships.