This presentation will provide an overview of the research related to compassion fatigue, burnout, and vicarious trauma, and how it impacts social workers. Participants will learn to identify the ethical implications of a lack of attention to this pervasive issue, and will learn about several techniques and strategies to address this problem.
Attendees will learn how to identify compassion fatigue and burnout. Attendees will learn about different assessment tools to assess burnout. Attendees will also learn a social work, strengths-based approach to address the experience of burnout. Attendees will be able to explain the ethical implications and risks of burnout and compassion fatigue on social workers.