Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
Episode #1 with Dr. Peggy Swarbrick

Episode #1 – What is Wellness? Identity, Your 8-Dimensions of Wellness, and Creating a System to Support Your Well-Being

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October 19, 2022
5:30-7:30 pm CST
Professional Development

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Dr. Peggy Swarbrick
Dr. Peggy Swarbrick , Associate Director of the Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies and a Research Professor in the Applied Department of Graduate School Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University

Event Details

Join Dr. Peggy Swarbrick in a conversation about her own wellness journey and how that journey led her to the development of the 8-dimensions of wellness framework (wellness in 8D).

In this episode, we’ll explore the interconnectivity of the 8-dimensions of wellness, how a person’s values impact personal wellness activities, practices and habits, and what we can do to create personal balance/harmony.

Don’t miss this foundational episode to help jump-start your personal wellness journey.   

WATCH LIVE: Visit the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health’s YouTube channel or Facebook page to tune in to the video podcast live stream on Wednesday, October 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. CT

Earn Iowa Licensure Renewal Credit!

Educators who register for, attend, and complete all readings and discussions via the online course platform for all 8 episodes of the 2022-2023 Educator Wellness Podcast Series will earn one free teacher license renewal credit.

To receive ILRU credit:

1) Register for the video podcast.

2) Join us live on Wednesday, October 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health’s YouTube channel or Facebook page.

3) Create your Baker Teacher Leader Center account/log into your account and click “Enroll”.

About Dr. Peggy Swarbrick

Dr. Swarbrick is known for bringing the voices and needs of people to the table by collaborating with the peer community and family groups to identify and address social determinants that are barriers to recovery and wellness.

She has worked for 25 years as the Director of the Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey Wellness Institute. Over decades she has developed and evolved a strengths-based 8-dimensional wellness model that is been used for various populations as an approach for whole health recovery and prevention.

Dr. Swarbrick has made significant contributions to the body of literature in occupational therapy, nursing, and community behavioral health care practice, focused on such topics as the 8 dimensions of wellness, wellness coaching, peer support, social determinants of health, financial wellness, employment, and professional self-care. She has created self-care wellness programs for people in recovery, caregivers, families, youth, and professionals including training materials and intervention manuals.

Dr. Swarbrick recently developed a Wellness Training Learning Collaborative (W-TLC) designed to support the wellness of the workforce and is a collaborator on peer support models for healthcare professionals and educators to prevent burnout.

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