Compassion Fatigue Workshop – The Cost of Caring
February 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm| $55
Workshop Facilitator: Valerie Spironello, MSW, RSW
Compassion fatigue, often referred to as ‘caregiver fatigue’, is characterized by deep emotional and physical exhaustion and by a shift in a helping professional’s sense of hope and optimism about the future and the value of their work. It has been called “a disorder that affects those who do their work well” (Figley 1995).
In this interactive workshop participants will begin to have an understanding of how they are impacted by the work that they do, and through experiential exercises will be given an opportunity to reflect on how they are doing and explore strategies needed to continue to be healthy while working in the field.
“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.”
– Dr. Naomi Rachel Remen
Submit to: Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
Organized and Sponsored by the
Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee