WHEN HELPING HURTS: COMPASSION FATIGUE - RESILIENCY AND PREVENTION
To increase awareness of occupational stress, compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and vicarious trauma for those working in the helping professions, identifying the related impact on workers professionally and personally and learning ways to minimize the effects of exposure to ongoing trauma.
- Self-assess their own level of compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue through a Professional Quality of Life Inventory
- Increase their knowledge and awareness of the impact of working with people in crisis on professional and personal levels
- Understand the causes and symptoms of stress, trauma, secondary traumatic stress and compassion fatigue
- Learn a variety of positive coping strategies and techniques to prevent burn-out and develop some specific strategies on a personal level as well as an organizational level to create a culture of wellness in the face of difficult work
Note: these goals will be met through a variety of learning experiences during the day: didactic training presentations; interactive discussion; experiential learning activities, including equine-assisted learning activities.
who should attend
- MentalHealth Professionals
- Funeral Home Directors
- Staff as well as other service providers who face difficult work and engage with people in crisis.