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social work

organizational approaches to helping employees combat burnout and vicarious trauma:

a qualitative case study

By channel lowery

Channel Lowery is a first year Master of Social Work student at Millersville University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Millersville and is interested in furthering her research experience to later pursue her Ph.D. Channel has worked in the field of social work for over six years in the areas of mental health, housing, and community integration. During the first-year internship in her master’s program, she became interested in how organizations help their employees deal with stress and burnout. This interest led her to carry out a qualitative research study during the second semester of her field placement with a focus on how her placement site was helping staff deal with stress and burnout.  During her interviews, she was able to gain more insight into what employees felt were important and how they handled stress. She plans to continue doing research and use it to impact public policy and social change. 

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Want to learn more about this presentation? Contact Channel at this email address to start a conversation.

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