Running on Empty: Compassion Fatigue in Social Service Professionals
The Expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to be able to walk through water without getting wet" ( Remen, 1996)
* Compassion Fatigue has been called "the cost of caring."
* Compassion fatigue is an occupational hazard, which means that almost everyone who cares about their patients/clients will eventually develop a certain amount of it, to varying degrees of severity.
*The good news is that with education and practicing ongoing strategies, this "cost of caring" can be managed. Professionals can continue to provide quality care, while taking care of themselves.
Trainer: Ms. Marty Clark, BSW
NOTE: The LRC auditorium is attached to the South Parking Garage. There is a $4 garage fee (cash/check only) should visitors choose to use it.
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