How social workers can prevent compassion fatigue | Canadian Association of Social Workers

How social workers can prevent compassion fatigue

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Webinar event date

Apr 5, 2018 7:00 pm EDT

Webinar registration link

Webinar Presenters

Charlene Richard, B.S.W, M.S.W., RCSW

 

Charlene is a Registered Clinical Social Worker in Calgary, Alberta, with specializations in addictions, mental health and compassion fatigue. She is also the creator of Caring Safely™ which teaches service providers and organizations how to prevent compassion fatigue.

 

Charlene has been teaching community, provincial and federal organizations how to prevent compassion fatigue since 2008. In 2015, she published a book titled 20 Quick Strategies to Help Your Patients and Clients Manage Stress, which includes a chapter on Clinician Wellness.

 

Description

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • The difference between compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, vicarious trauma and burnout
  • How to assess your levels of compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue
  • Why social workers go from passion to fatigue
  • Strategies you can begin using immediately to reduce and prevent compassion fatigue.

There will be ample time for audience Q&A at the conclusion of the presentation.