Preventative Self-Care


Heidi Mercer

Heidi Mercer, assistant professor of social work

Social work professor to speak at Colloquium

This event is no longer open to the public.


Heidi Mercer, assistant professor of social work at Bluffton University, will present the Colloquium, " Preventive Self-Care: How to live your best life in the field of social work,” at 4 p.m. on March 20 in Stutzman Lecture Hall.

In her presentation, the avid proponent of self-care will dispel myths about self-care, give some data on what is happening within the field of social work, discuss signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma, and give some coping mechanisms for self-compassion and care.

“Whether you are a social worker or not, self-care is for you,” Mercer said.

This event is free and open to the public.

- Aubrey Bartel ’20, public relations student assistant

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