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Greensboro “Maintaining the Capacity to Care: Compassion Fatigue”
February 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pmFree
Compassion Fatigue has been described as the cost of caring. It can be an unintended consequence of a career in the helping profession. Child welfare workers have a higher rate of burnout and compassion fatigue than staff in other helping professions or from other areas of social work. This workshop examines the unique challenges faced by child welfare professionals, who are charged with responsibility for children and families who are vulnerable and in crisis. It is an interactive training with an emphasis on awareness, connectedness and professional resilience. We will explore various aspects of compassion fatigue, including how and why it develops, symptoms, intervention strategies and the potential impact on permanency efforts if it is not addressed.
Meet the Trainer
Walter Johnson, BA, Professional Trainer and Fatherhood Educator, is a North Carolina Certified Parent Educator, with experience as a certified 24/7 Dad Train-the-Trainer through the National Fatherhood Initiative. He is also an accredited provider for Triple P Positive Parenting Program. Walter is a rostered trainer for the National Child Traumatic Stress network curriculum Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma.
Since 2013, Walter has had the opportunity to bring his passion for fatherhood to both human service professionals and family members as an educator working statewide under the Permanency Innovation Initiative in North Carolina. This initiative focuses on improving permanency outcomes for youth at risk of aging out of foster care. Walter graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, is a husband and father of three children, and currently resides in Greensboro.