“Who cares for the caregivers?”
That’s an important question for providers of mental and behavioral healthcare services to ponder. And as the latest issue of KidsPeace’s award-winning Healing Magazine notes, the answer may lie in the concept of “self-care.”
The Fall/Winter 2022 edition’s “Spotlight” section features articles on the need among caring professionals to recognize the value of ensuring their own well-being amid the pressures of their work and personal lives – to avoid burnout and serve the people who rely on them. It also extends the concept to foster children who are entering adulthood – with a first-person account of the benefits of deciding to “own” one’s life and struggles, and an article about a program for older foster kids to equip them with needed skills when they “age out.”
The latest issue also features an interview with historian and author Phyllis Vine about the possibility of meaningful reform of America’s mental healthcare system after decades of failure; a profile of a new web-based resource by and for parents of transgender children; an examination of the importance for therapists of getting enough sleep; and details on the annual awards from the KidsPeace Foundation.
Healing Magazine is published twice a year, and seeks to inform children’s professionals, educators, policymakers, and parents — anyone who wants to see kids grow, thrive and succeed. You can view the latest issue and its individual articles at www.healingmagazine.org – where you can also subscribe for free to receive future issues of Healing Magazine.