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Join social workers from around Arizona for a retreat in the cool air of Prescott this summer! Our retreat will focus on contemplation, renewal and leadership! CEUs will be available. Registration now open. Space is limited!

7/14/2017 to 7/16/2017
When: Friday, July 14, 2017
5:00 PM
Where: Yavapai College
1100 E Sheldon St.
Prescott, AZ  86301
United States
Contact: Jeremy Arp

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NASWAZ Retreat: Contemplation, Renewal and Leadership! 


This retreat is intended to foster contemplation, renewal and leadership for NASW Arizona Chapter members (and future NASWAZ members) and is open to social work professionals, social work students, and faculty. Pricing is differential based on membership, with preference for Arizona social workers. Meals are included in the price. Rooms at Yavapai are dormitory style and there will be two people to a room. If you have a roommate preference, dietary restrictions, or need special accommodations, please request them in the comments when registering. 


NASW Arizona Retreat Agenda (subject to change)

Contemplation, Renewal and Leadership

July 14-16, 2017

Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona


Friday, July 14th

3-5 p.m. - Check-in to rooms at Yavapai College

5-6 p.m. - Dinner

6:30-8:30 p.m. – WELCOME- Introductions and Orientation
We will be using a Psychodrama warm-up exercise to identify how we are feeling in the various domains of life while also introducing ourselves to the larger group, setting a baseline for our retreat experience the foundation for our time together.

8:30-9:30- Ice Cream Social hosted by NASW AZ Board in the dorm kitchen/meeting room.


Saturday, July 15th

*7-8 a.m.- Yoga for Self-Care with Dori DiPietro LCSW, E-RYT500
or Tai Chi to Go with the Flow with Joan Gale LCSW, Tai Chi Master

8-9:30 a.m.- Breakfast

9:30.-12 noon- CONTEMPLATION: The Power of Your WHY!
We will explore WHY we do what we do as a social worker and how that informs what we do and how we do it.  We will then break into dyads for a Deep Listening exercise and then processing the learning together.

12 noon-1 p.m. - Lunch

1-2:30 p.m. - RENEWAL: Social Justice Fatigue with Chandra Crudup PhD
Social Justice Fatigue: Creating a Supportive Environment for Activism 

Police shootings, xenophobia, sexual assault, and many other issues of social injustice, saturate our news daily. These stressors take a toll on Americans’ mental health, particularly people of color, the disabled, women, queer communities, immigrants, and Muslims…who receive disproportionate exposure to the economic, social, physical and psychological effects of such injustices. How does one cope and engage with these issues without becoming fatigued and overwhelmed? How can we learn to become advocates for social justice without burning out? How can we, as Social Workers, be supportive allies to our clients, our co-workers, and the community?  


In this workshop we will explore ways to foster a less stressful environment for all of us to deal with social injustices so that we can increase our capacity to achieve change in our communities. 

·         We will examine the components of social justice fatigue based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

·         We will become aware of the warning signs of the onset of social justice fatigue, and

·         Provide you with tools to create a sustainable self-care plan to battle social justice fatigue.

We will also review how this plan may be used to become better support our peers and those who daily grapple with social injustices for just being themselves - a person marginalized by society.

3-4:30 p.m.: RENEWAL: Compassion Fatigue to Satisfaction with Dori DiPietro LCSW
Compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction will be experientially explored and defined in this active and engaging workshop.  We will then watch a TED Talk by Laura Vandernoot Lipsky, “Beyond the Cliffs”.  Laura is
the founder and director of The Trauma Stewardship Institute and author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others. Widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of trauma exposure, she has worked locally, nationally, and internationally for more than three decades.

5-6 p.m. – Dinner

6:30-8:30 p.m. – FUN as RENEWAL … TALENT SHOW- Storytelling, Poetry, Sing, Dance…
Participants will share inspirational social work stories, jokes, poetry, song, dance and other forms of artistic expression encompassing the lived experience of being a social worker with an emphasis on lifting each other up to carry on and do the work that we do.

8:30- ????- Optional FUN continued ... The Downtown Prescott Experience!!! – (Coordinated by Heidi Rodriguez)

Sunday, July 16th

*7-8 a.m. - Yoga for Stress Release with Heidi Rodriguez MSW, RYT200
or Mindfulness Nature Walk with Dori DiPietro LCSW

8-9 a.m. - Breakfast

9-10:30- LEADERSHIP as Self Care with Timothy Schmaltz LCSW

10:30-12 noon- NASW Communication Committee sharing and Closure

12 noon-1 p.m. - Lunch

**1-3 p.m. NASW Arizona Board Meeting


*optional activity for 1 hour of CEU
**optional activity


-          This adds up to 14.5 CEU hours if attending optional early morning session.


Dori's Bio:

Dori DiPietro LCSW, ACSW CEAP, E-RYT500 has over thirty years of experience as a social worker with a thriving private practice specializing in mindfulness-based CBT, stress reduction and well-being. She is Faculty at Mesa Community College, Director of the Social Work Program, and a past Faculty Associate at ASU School of Social Work.

Dori has been a practitioner and teacher of yoga, meditation, and mindfulness for over thirty years and presents workshops and trainings on these topics, as well as health and wellness, to organizations and conferences across the country.  Serving and teaching those who teach, serve and heal others is her area of passion and expertise.

This event is not sponsored or endorsed by Yavapai College.



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