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New Hanover County DSS/AM Session "Maintaining the Capacity to Care: Compassion Fatigue"
March 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 amFree
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 Ntraining 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.