Too good to be true? We hope not! Has this been brought to your VA yet? This will be a great resource and step forward towards more diverse care for our service members! #GetintheFight #BreaktheStigma #PTS #PTSD #MentalHealth #VA #servicedog ... See MoreSee Less
Psychological Health Webinar: Combating Compassion Fatigue
Aug. 25, 2016; 1-2:30 p.m. (ET)
The negative impact of traumatic events can extend beyond those who directly experienced the trauma. Health care professionals who provide services to traumatized individuals are at risk for a phenomenon called compassion fatigue. Experiencing compassion fatigue can lead to impaired social and occupational functioning.
This presentation will introduce attendees to the concept of compassion fatigue, describe its symptoms and discuss strategies to minimize the negative impact.
At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will know how to:
-Formulate a clear conceptual understanding of compassion fatigue, including how it is similar to and/or different from related constructs
-Identify the symptoms of compassion fatigue in oneself and others
-Differentiate between the risk factors and protective factors associated with compassion fatigue
-Identify best practices in self-care to prevent or diminish compassion fatigue
Presenter Brian E. Bride, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.P.H. Professor and Director, School of Social Work Georgia State University Atlanta, Georgia ... See MoreSee Less
"I remember googling “symptoms of depression” and finding myself mentally checking YES to many of them. I knew I was in trouble. It was hard to make the decision to get help, but I knew I didn’t want to remain where I was emotionally." That's exactly how you get into the fight! You never have to do it alone. #GetintheFight #BreaktheStgima #PTS #PTSD #TBI #MentalHealth ... See MoreSee Less