This webinar is sponsored by the Southeast ATTC Regional Center and will focus on all people providing care-giving services that are susceptible to compassion fatigue when the compassion that is often a significant part of the force attracting them to the services and supports they provide becomes tired – or even exhausted. Individuals providing Peer Recovery Support Services (PRSS) are particularly vulnerable. In this Webinar, we’ll explore the roots of the vulnerability and some healthy protective dynamics for the peer workforce and strategies for caring for self in GA, AL, FL, MS, SC, NC, KY, and TN.
A brief overview of Compassion Fatigue in the Peer Recovery Support Workforce
· Articulate how all people providing care-giving services are susceptible to compassion fatigue
· Help to address how individuals providing Peer Recovery Support Services (PRSS) are particularly vulnerable
· Explore roots of the vulnerability and some healthy protective dynamics for the peer workforce and strategies for caring for self
Owen Dougherty grew up in Scranton Pennsylvania and through most of his adult life bouncing between Northern California and Chicago, IL. He lived in the metro Atlanta Area of Georgia from 2005 until his retirement at the end of March. 2019. Owen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Philosophy from Temple University, Master of Divinity and Master of Christian Ethics degrees from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and a Master’s degree in Organization Development from Loyola University Chicago. He provides training and technical assistance for organizations developing peer recovery support services as well as leadership development coaching to emerging leaders in these organizations.