E-03 - Put Your Oxygen Mask on First: Practicing Self-care When Faced with Compassion Fatigue   Intermediate

  Self Care

For those working in the helping professions, compassion fatigue is as common as “turbulence” during a windy flight. In order to address this turbulence one must develop self care strategies, and warning systems to let them know they are moving into the caution zone and the oxygen masks will soon deploy. Prevention and self-care can best happen when professionals are able to distinguish between and identify personal and professional vulnerabilities. This interactive workshop will help professionals renew their passion and commitment to the field and their work.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the difference between Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Burnout.
2. Increase awareness of the shifts that occur in our own level of functioning and ways to prevent negative effects by identifying opportunities for self-care.
3. Increase our ability to identify personal and professional factors that place you at a greater risk of compassion fatigue.
4. To understand the impact compassion fatigue has on job performance, personal coping skills and job/life satisfaction.