Compassion Fatigue (also called “the cost of caring”) can be experienced by people who work in environments where the chance of exposure to secondary trauma is very high. Examples of those who could experience compassion fatigue include: first responders, clergy, teachers, counselors, social workers, health care professionals, veterinarians and individuals who are the first point of contact with those who are going through a crisis or disaster situation.
If the symptoms of compassion fatigue are not recognized and steps are not taken to support the individual, severe mental health challenges, relationship problems and the ability to perform work responsibilities arise.
After training, participant will be able to:
- Recognize the symptoms and effects of compassion fatigue
- Understand risk factors and the personal or systemic barriers to receiving help
- Manage daily perceived threats and stress in a more effective way
- Create a personal self-care plan that includes resiliency building skills and steps to improve workplace mental health
- Optimum class size is 12-25 participants although options are available for larger groups.
- Training can be adapted for four hour or full day workshops.
- Cost is dependent on training format, class size and travel requirements.
Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division
Workplace Training Department
320 Ledgeview Business Centre
9707 – 110 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5K 2L9