The Sustainable Helper:
Managing Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma
A 3 part online training series
'Helping professionals' encounter unique stressors in their work environments that can
have significant impact on their psychological and emotional well-being.
Clients with complex needs, systemic barriers, limited resources, unpredictable funding, changing environments, trauma exposure and critical incidents...
these are just some of the complex issues care-providers have
to navigate in their work on a regular basis.
This type of occupational stress can lead to issues like compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.
In this workshop we identifying risk factors and warning signs, explore strategies for reversing the effects, and developing resiliency skills to maintain wellness.
Understanding the impact of Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma
Introduction to assessment and self-monitoring tools
Strategies for identifying warning signs
Strategies for addressing occupational stress
Increasing compassion satisfaction
Recovering from Secondary Traumatic Stress
Exploring the concept of resiliency
Daily practices for enhancing psychological stability
Sustainable self-care practices for helpers