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“Even a Cactus Needs Water”, The Importance of Staff Care

3/11/2024 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The emotional strain of working in the helping professions can cause burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. This impacts staff turnover, effectiveness and affects professional/personal lives. This experiential workshop is a three-layered approach to staff care; organizational, professional and personal. Strategies to manage burnout, vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue, will be reviewed. This is applicable to all staff, including management and support staff, in an agency/program. 3 hours

As a result of this training participants will be able to:

  • Describe the difference between burnout, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue
  • Complete self-assessments for level of compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and self-care.
  • Identify strategies for staff care at the organizational, professional, and personal levels.


9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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