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The 2023 CARE4YOU conference is happening on June 16.
Fill out this brief survey and we’ll let you know when registration opens.
We’re also going to ask you a few optional questions to help us prepare.
The work that you do is essential. It can also be incredibly difficult.
As helping professionals, you have dedicated your career to supporting, protecting, and caring for others. You often work in high-stress, high-pressure workplaces and the things you see and hear can be traumatic.
Over time, this work can have a profound effect on your well-being. You may experience burnout, empathic strain, or secondary traumatic stress.
The CARE4YOU Conference is an opportunity for you to refuel. Join us for this free event and learn best practices to care for yourself while caring for others.
Since 2011, CARE4YOU has featured leaders in the fields of burnout, empathic strain, secondary traumatic stress, and organizational health.
How Do We Talk About Trauma?
A Discussion on Boundaries
Bestselling Author & Creator of grief.com
Caring for Ourselves: Understanding Meaning & Grief
Director of Clinical Social Work, University of Texas, Dell Medical Center
Relationship-Centered Care is Better Care: The Importance of Incorporating Cultural Humility in Our Work
Mary Ann Baynton
Director of Strategy & Collaboration, Canada Life’s Workplace Strategies for Mental Health
Plan for Resilience: Learning to Bounce Back in an Overwhelming World
TEND CONFERENCE 2019
Dr. Alana Hirsh
Family Physician & UBC Clinical Assistant Professor
The Need for Compassion: Self-Care in the World of Addiction Medicine
Author, Speaker, & Executive Director of TEND
Remaining Healthy & Compassionate During Turbulent Times: Lessons from the Past
Dr. Brian Miller
Author & Trauma Clinician
Reducing Secondary Trauma in Clinicians: A New Approach
Lt Col (ret) Stéphane Grenier
Mental Health Innovator & Advocate
Be Brave: Empowering Agents of Change
Nutritionist, Author, & Speaker
A Humorous, Engaging, & Real Approach to Healthy Living
Dr. Kristin Neff
Researcher, Author, & Co-Founder of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion
Self-Compassion & Emotional Resilience
The Compassion Fatigue Conference 2013
Dr. Joan Borysenko
Psychologist & Author
Fried: Why We Burn Out & How to Revive
The Compassion Fatigue Conference 2012
Dr. Gabor Maté
Physician & Author
Navigating Stress: Caring for Oneself While Serving Others
The Compassion Fatigue Conference 2011
The first TEND conference was held in 2011 in Kingston, ON, Canada. The Compassion Fatigue Conference was one of the first conferences specifically crafted to address the realities of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma in helping professions.
Over the years, the conference continued to grow and attract helping professionals from diverse backgrounds and professions. In 2014, the conference was renamed to CARE4YOU – The conference that cares for those who care for others.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CARE4YOU was hosted as a virtual event for the first time in 2020. In 2021, we decided to offer this event at no cost as a way to give back to our communities.
At CARE4YOU, we explore the individual and organizational impacts of high-stress, trauma-exposed work.
Have you ever wondered –
- How to stay well while doing difficult work?
- What makes trauma-exposed work unique?
- What role the organization plays in preventing or mitigating burnout?
- How to support your team during times of crisis?
CARE4YOU is the conference for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this conference really free?
Yes! At TEND, we want to give back to those who already give so much to our communities.
Who should attend?
Helping professionals. If your job is to help others – whether that be through treatment, counseling, frontline support, advocacy, volunteering, community outreach, or customer service – you are a helping professional.
Who hosts this conference?
The CARE4YOU conference is hosted by TEND. We provide education and consulting to a broad spectrum of workforces encountering stress and intense workloads. Our TEND Specialists are experienced professionals from the fields of mental health, organizational health, and resilience integration.