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Online Training “Maintaining the Capacity to Care: Compassion Fatigue”

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Free

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.

This workshop will be presented online via Skype for Business. A Skype invitation will be sent out on Friday, February 21st. Please be prepared to log in 10 minutes in advance of the training.

Trudy A Robinson is a NC Certified Parent Educator with over 25 years of experience working with adults, youth, and families in a variety of human service settings. Trudy joined Children’s Home Society in 2011 as a foster care specialist and transferred to the education division in 2013. As part of the professional training team, Trudy provides permanency–focused training for professionals and community partners. As a parent educator, she provides educational support services to newly formed or reunited families. Trudy enjoys teaching about the practice of “self-care while caring for others.” As part of this work, she developed a compassion fatigue training series entitled “Maintaining the Capacity to Care.” Trudy received her Bachelor of Science in Education from East Carolina University and currently resides in Winterville, NC.

Meet the Trainer

Trudy A Robinson is a NC Certified Parent Educator with over 25 years of experience working with adults, youth, and families in a variety of human service settings. Trudy joined Children’s Home Society in 2011 as a foster care specialist and transferred to the education division in 2013. As part of the professional training team, Trudy provides permanency–focused training for professionals and community partners. As a parent educator, she provides educational support services to newly formed or reunited families. Trudy enjoys teaching about the practice of “self-care while caring for others.” As part of this work, she developed a compassion fatigue training series entitled “Maintaining the Capacity to Care.” Trudy received her Bachelor of Science in Education from East Carolina University and currently resides in Winterville, NC.

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Date:
February 25
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost:
Free
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