Working with individuals, families and communities in any capacity is rewarding work for all types of service providers, however, supporting survivors of trauma, violence and abuse comes with a host of challenges that can deplete internal resources of those in the front-line caring professions.
Front-line workers are very knowledgeable about self-care and healthy coping strategies as healing tools for those they support, however, their own self-care practices often get neglected and forgotten, and that can put their world out of balance.
This is increasingly evident as we are asked to do "more and more with less and less," which may also threaten to overwhelm coping abilities. The most important part of coping with the intensity of the work is to acknowledge its impact on mind, body and spirit.
Understanding impacts of burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma and the importance of engaging in self-care strategies are essential coping mechanisms for front-line workers and agencies alike to develop and maintain.
With this in mind, this presentation will provide an overview of:
- Compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue
- Vicarious traumatization and burnout
- The factors that contribute to these concepts
Participants will have the opportunity to explore and share self-care strategies within a holistic framework.
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