The Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of Rhode Island - New England Region 1: The Impact of Compassion Fatigue in the Helping Profession
This training is to assist all those who work with vulnerable populations who have experienced trauma. The main goal is to raise awareness in the workers of secondary traumatic stress, and the resulting compassion fatigue that can result from it and how to reverse the trajectory. Secondary traumatic stress does not only come from working with trauma survivor. In this training we will explore compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, burn out and self care.
Training objectives are as follows: Describe how Compassion Fatigue impacts the helping workforce; Raise Awareness about Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Traumatic Stress, how they happen and who is susceptible; Help individuals and organizations to understand and address these conditions; and Identify steps for prevention and reversal of Compassion Fatigue and addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress.