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When the well is dry: Compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and self-care

green plant growing from dry cracked ground representing compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout

This training is designed for anyone working in the helping professions, personal caregivers, or anyone with an interest in the areas of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and self-care.

Participants of this training will learn to distinguish between compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout. They will learn how to identify the early warning signs and symptoms to determine what they are struggling with. Strategies to address compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout as well as how to promote resilience and self-care will be provided. All participants will leave the webinar having crafted their own wellness plan!

The the training will make use of small group and large group discussions, experiential practice and didactic teaching methods.

Learning objectives:

  • Define compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout and discuss how they look and feel
  • Understand the risk factors for compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and burnout
  • Utilize individual self-assessment tools to reflect on their own compassion satisfaction, stress and fatigue
  • Share and discuss a variety of self-care strategies to develop their own wellness and resiliency plans