Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Greensboro "Maintaining the Capacity to Care: Understanding Compassion Fatigue"

June 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Working with children and families is rewarding, and it is also hard work. Research has shown that child welfare workers have a higher rate of burnout and compassion fatigue than staff in other helping professions. They are charged with responsibility for children and families who are vulnerable and in crisis. You are invited to a workshop that examines the unique challenges faced by those who work in child welfare. It is an interactive training with an emphasis on awareness, connectedness and professional resilience. We will explore aspects of compassion fatigue including how and why it develops, symptoms, and most importantly – prevention.
Facilitated by Walter Johnson, Children’s Home Society of North Carolina
Walter Johnson, B.A., Professional Trainer and Fatherhood Educator, has specialized in working with fathers for over twelve years, offering fatherhood programs in settings as varied as prisons, social service agencies, and churches. Since 2013 he has provided training with a focus on preventing foster youth from aging out of care without permanent, lifelong connections. Walter is a North Carolina Certified Parent Educator and an accredited provider for Triple P Positive Parenting Program. His trainings are both fun and thought-provoking, and participants will leave inspired, with a renewed commitment to self-care.
Training Location: United Way of Greater Greensboro (Board Room) 1500 Yanceyville Street, Greensboro, NC  27405
Questions: Contact Walter Johnson    wjohnson@chsnc.org   336-553-9714


June 19, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category: