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Overcoming Compassion Fatigue

Overcoming compassion fatigue can be a challenge for those in the helping professions, I.E. mental health counselors, professionals working in the criminal justice system, nurses and other healthcare workers, social workers etc.

In Season 2, Episode 4 of Centering Kids: Advice from the Experts at The Florida Center for Early Childhood, host Kristen Theisen interviews Alba Colmenares Moore, Supervisor of School-Based Mental Health Services in North Sarasota County. The two discuss Alba’s upcoming training on Overcoming Compassion Fatigue, which can limit a caregiver’s ability to feel empathy or sympathy for their client. This serious condition can lead to more critical situations but is treatable with mental health counseling.

“In the helping professions we deal with a high number of victims of trauma, treatment is crucial for these individuals but how can we help them, if we cannot help ourselves, ” Colmenares said.

Show notes:

The training mentioned in this podcast, Overcoming Compassion Fatigue, occurs on Wed., May 4, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm (EST). Interested? Register here.

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