CHW Self-Care Series Workshop "Overcoming Pandemic Fatigue & Coronavirus Burnout"

Posted On Jan 15, 2022 |

For two years now Community Health Workers have served an essential role on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic ensuring that communities are getting vaccinations and receiving the appropriate medical care. This work, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, have strongly impacted the lives of many CHWs now facing new struggles that include pandemic fatigue & coronavirus burnout.

Umemba Health is excited to support the launch of a new series of workshops that support CHWs working the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the first CHW Self Care Series Workshop titled "Overcoming Pandemic Fatigue & Coronavirus Burnout", UHA graduate and CHW Instructor Rosemarie Gastelum will shed light on the new challenges CHWs are facing and share strategies that will help the CHW to build a support system and develop daily wellness rituals for self-care. At the end of the workshop, the CHW will be able to:

  1. Define coronavirus burnout & pandemic fatigue
  2. Identify the signs/symptoms of coronavirus burnout & pandemic fatigue
  3. Discuss new strategies to combat pandemic fatigue and burnout
  4. Develop a Self-Care Plan that incorporates daily wellness rituals and a support network

This free workshop takes place on Saturday, February 5th at 11am CST. You must register to attend. Register here. 

About your Presenter

Rosemarie "Chita" Gastelum (She/Her/Ella) is a graduate of Umemba Health Academy. She is a Certified Integrated Health Recovery Support Specialist, Behavioral Health Paraprofessional, and Community Health Worker Instructor. Her passion is working with marginalized, BIPOC & 2SLGBTQ communities. Within her Native culture, Chita is an Indigenous Spirit Walker (Curandera) and specializes in Indigenous wholistic wellness providing guidance and support for eating disorders recovery, anxiety, and agoraphobia. She offers these services through Raíz Collective, a community wellness center located on Tohono O’odham, Yaqui Land in Tucson, Arizona.

As a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, Chita facilitates trauma sensitive restorative yoga training to survivors of domestic/sexual violence. She also offers training and public speaking for Community Health Workers and Promotoras. She is an active member with the International Association of Eating Disorders, the National Association of Community Health Workers, and the Arizona Community Health Workers Association. In addition to her private practice, Chita is employed as a Family Mentor for Equip Health, a fully remote eating disorder treatment program. 

Register to attend the first installment of the CHW Self-Care Series here. 


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