Compassion Fatigue Workshop
A pre-conference opportunity for attendees and their guests of the APHE National Humane Education Conference
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center
60 E. 5th Street in Tempe, Arizona
Compassion stress and fatigue are normal and natural responses for those who working in a caring field like animal protection. Awareness of suffering, our desire to take action to alleviate it, and the weariness that results from the volume of work and depth of caring, all lead to exhaustion and burn out if not carefully managed.
This workshop will explore the reasons why we do this work – what we love and what’s hard about it, the signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout, and provide a variety of tools and strategies to sustain our involvement in a challenging field. Participants will leave with knowledge about stressors, how to focus on what satisfies us personally, and walk away with the ability to build a self-care plan.
The presenter is Stephanie Itle-Clark, Ph.D., Director of Learning at The Humane Society of the United States and APHE President.
Materials and snacks provided. The workshop is limited to 30 participants.
Workshop Cost: $30 per person
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