Compassion Fatigue Training provides immediate training for leadership, health care workers, and volunteers to manage the impact of regularly helping people experiencing traumatic stress. The objective: help workers prevent compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and post-traumatic stress. Please note that participation in this training is limited to workers and volunteers in the following areas: - MD Counties: Montgomery, Prince George's County - District of Columbia - Northern VA Counties: Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William County - Northern VA Cities: Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas, & Manassas Park This six-hour training, offered as two three-hours sessions one week apart, is designed to meet the unique experiences your multidisciplinary services providers have with compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma and acute stress disorder.
UPCOMING DATES & TIMES: August Training Cancelled September 17 & 24 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Registration closed)
Trauma-Informed Compassion Fatigue Resilience - Health Care Workers This training provides health care workers and volunteers with the knowledge to understand the impact of ongoing exposure to trauma in the workplace, enabling them to recognize the signs of burnout before it happens. Participants are provided practical, trauma-informed strategies that they can begin using immediately, both personally and professionally, to build resilience and manage the impact of collective trauma and grief. In addition, due to the high level of exposure to trauma experienced during stressful periods of change, this workshop will include strategies to prevent and mitigate the impact of secondary traumatic stress in order to reduce the chance of developing Acute Stress Disorder or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Participants will leave with a framework and strategies to address the impacts of both cumulative and acute traumatic stress and an awareness of when they need to seek additional supports for their mental health. This experiential workshop provides participants with time for practicing strategies, individual/group exercises and questions.
This training includes:
A six-hour custom workshop split up into two three-hour sessions.
The sessions are conducted virtually.
Participants will have access to a replay of the training for 30 days after the training date.
This training is offered under grant number 6H79SM081204-02M004 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies and opinions expressed are those of the trainer(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS. Because of funding support from SAMHSA, the Primary Care Coalition is able to offer this training for free to all participants. Any additional donations support our work to “make health happen” in our community.
Meet the Trainer! Charlene Richard, B.S.W, M.S.W., RSW Charlene is a Registered Social Worker in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, with specializations in trauma-informed practice and burnout prevention for personal and professional caregivers. She is the founder of Caring Safely® a certified educational institute in Canada providing education and training to individuals and organizations.