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As the museum field continues to prioritize well being as a fundamental value, how

can we continue developing thriving museums that contribute to the creation of healthy, vibrant communities? This is the AAM2024 theme this year, with session tracks organized around Personal, Organizational, Community, and Society. We hope you’ll join us at AAM2024 to catch our sessions:

Empathy in Motion

Friday, May 17th-Saturday, May 18th 12:45pm-1:45pm

Room: Wellness Lounge-Prat St. Lobby

Discover the power of empathy as we guide you through unique sensory exercises designed to help you connect with your inner self and enhance your communication skills.

Finding Your Spark: Renewing Your Professional Wellness Journey

Sunday, May 19th 8:30am-10:00am

Room 314/315

Whether you recently entered the museum field, have a wealth of experience, or find yourself somewhere in between, this workshop will reinvigorate your purpose. 

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International Foodservice and Manufacturing Association 2023 Virtual Marketing & Sales Conference-Establishing Your Professional Toolkit

Optimizing mental wellness strategies to build resilience can limit emotional fatigue and the unintended consequences that follow.  This session explored healthy strategies that can be utilized to balance professional and personal commitments.  

Thank you IFMA for the invitation to discuss all things wellness!

We are excited to host a special Circle of Hope, in collaboration with E.P.I.C. (Empowered Parents in Community) located in Durham, NC. We look forward to pouring into our parents, as they give so much of themselves to their children.  Thank you to our Education Coordinator, Dr. Regina Gavin Williams, for facilitating this wonderful 6-week experience!  

Fresh Perspective Course

NASW NC Approved for 1.5 CE

We are moving through historic times as our families and communities seek to find balance.  In order to ensure the safety of our children, youth service professionals working with families must be in the forefront of supporting families and guardians by helping them maintain their physical and emotional well-being.  Thus a model of wellness that specifically speaks to the well-being of parents and guardians, while also serving as a source of support for their children is essential.  Utilizing a model of wellness is particularly important during times of crisis and uncertainty.

"Both presenters were very knowledgeable about the topic and organized the presentation very well."

"There were many strategies suggested to help me avoid experiencing burnout and compassion fatigue."

"Good perspective on teaching clinician and patient to incorporate self-care during difficult times."

"Great introduction to their model and helpful in offering a framework to help families I work with."

"Loved both of these presenters, their depth of knowledge, experience, and the many resources shared."

"This was a wonderful, rich, and organized presentation with great speakers and resources."


Evaluation results provided anonymously from the  NASW-NC Clinical Institute coordinator (s). Due to confidentiality, no identifying names were provided. Over 200 responses received.

Dr. Regina Gavin Williams
Hand Made Dreams® Education Coordinator

The Hand Made Dreams® educational platform is designed to offer resources to our community partners, families, and individuals through speaking engagements, webinars, and contributions to various local and national publications.

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