Compassion Fatigue/Secondary Traumatic Stress: This is Hard, this Work that We Do, AND We Are Making a Difference (January 2020)

Secondary Traumatic Stress/Compassion Fatigue [STS/CF] is the emotional, physical, and personal response to frequent exposure to and empathic engagement with individuals and families struggling with significant challenges in their lives. It is often referred to as the "emotional cost of caring." This webinar explores STS/CF and other human services workplace stressors and how we can ultimately experience "compassion satisfaction," which is the key to thriving in the midst of this difficult work that we do. Real-time, on-the-job strategies are examined, including self-awareness, self-regulation, emotional reflection, and the elicitation and amplification of good work.