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Compassion & Fatigue - Targeting Caregivers presented by The Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition

  • Wesbury Institute Meadville, PA (map)

Cost: $35
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Compassion fatigue is characterized by a gradual lessening of compassion over time, resulting from a combination of burnout and secondary traumatic stress related to vicarious traumatization from repeated exposure to traumatic material. Many causes may be:

  • Frequently and routinely placing the needs of others before our own needs
  • Unresolved past trauma and pain
  • Lack of healthy professional/personal coping skills
  • Providing care to others with burnout and stress (negativity can be contagious)
  • Lack of personal boundaries
  • Overdeveloped sense of responsibility

The training will use a mix of lecture, small group activities and video that is designed to assist the caregiver to understand, create awareness and develop strategies to aid themselves in defining self-care.