Compassion Fatigue for Behavioral Health Workers

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Compassion Fatigue for Behavioral Health Workers

11 February, 2021 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm CST

This course is intended for behavioral health workers who wish to learn more about how experiencing traumatic events, either directly or indirectly, as a first responder reacting to an emergency or crisis situation may impact their professional and personal wellbeing. Taught through a behavioral health (mental health and substance use) lens, the instructor will incorporate lecture, PowerPoint and activities to satisfy the following course objectives:

  1. Define and discuss the impact of trauma, vicarious trauma, and burnout on professional and personal wellbeing
  2. Identify compassion fatigue and burnout warning signs
  3. Describe individualized self-care and resiliency strategies to mitigate the damaging impacts of trauma and associated stress responses
  4. Discuss implementing systematic change and support; policies and procedures