Document Category: Burnout

Healing Guidebook

This guidebook provides practical tips & tools for working with children and youth who have experienced trauma (and for the adults who love them, too).

Headington Self Care Inventory

This scale examines some of the more effective physical, psychological and spiritual methods of staying balanced and preventing burnout. If you have any concerns about your state of emotional health, you should consult with a mental health professional. The scale is not a clinical diagnostic instrument and is provided for educational purposes.

Secondary Traumatic Stress Informed Organization Assessment Tool (STSI-OA)

This webpage provides a tool to evaluate the degree to which an organization is STS-informed, and able to respond to the impact of secondary traumatic stress in the workplace, identifies specific areas of strength, and opportunities to implement STS informed policies and practice, and a roadmap for future training and implementation activities.    

Resilience and Burnout: NCWWI 1-page Summary

This document summarizes a journal article that highlights retention and turnover issues in child welfare through a comprehensive literature review of 65 articles focusing on research addressing individual and organizational factors related to burnout and resilience in the child welfare workforce.

Ideas to Prevent Pathways to Burnout in Child Welfare Services

This publication explores the potential impact of worker burnout on practice with children and families; discusses primary pathways to burnout or reasons that workers become disengaged; provides information on organizational resilience; and offers suggestions for ways to prevent or address the various pathways to burnout.