Addressing our Needs too: Self-Care for Disability Professionals

Author: Ake Saethia

Ake has eight years of experience in the field of disability, with a foundation in social work. He interned for an employee assistance program, which consisted of presenting and consulting on topics such as stress and work-life balance. Direct experience includes facilitating a post-experience workshop for disaster relief workers with a focus on long-term self-care strategies. Ake approaches these important topics from a perspective of trauma stewardship and daily practices as a disability services professional.