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Upcoming training:

Compassion Without Fatigue

By Truman Medical Center

Jan. 29, 2018

*For members only*

Professionals in the child advocacy and child welfare world know how important it is to remain engaged at their jobs and with the children in their care -- without succumbing to burnout in the face of the very real challenges in this work. We want to help. MCCA's winter 2018 training session, presented by the experts at Truman Medical Center, is called "Compassion Without Fatigue."

This resilience-themed session includes understanding secondary trauma, burnout and several factors that can lead to "compassion fatigue" for direct-care professionals in childcare and clinical settings.

Continuing education credits for NASW's and LPC's are available.

About this training:

Participants will gain a conceptual framework for:

  • the differences between secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout
  • the relationship between mindfulness, boundaries, empathy, and resilience

Participants will walk away with protective strategies:

  • Mindfulness practices
  • Tools to reinforce intra-personal boundaries
  • Rapid Resets to use when triggered in the moment
  • Practicing empathy as a skill (vs. feeling) to protect your emotional reserves
  • Rituals of Release for personal vitality

Resources include:

  • Bibliography with primary sources
  • Screening/assessment tools
  • Secondary trauma risk factors and protective factors
  • Symptoms of compassion fatigue
  • Red flags for burnout
  • Benefits of mindfulness
  • Suggestions for further study

The training will be held:

10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29

Boone Electric Cooperative

Community Room

1413 Rangeline Rd

Columbia, MO

We are pleased to offer MCCA members a special discounted price of $50 per student for this training.

To register, please click here, or call our office at 800-942-0326.