Activity

5d.A3

(Domain 5)

Easing Compassion Fatigue

Sponsor a Lunch & Learn series on compassion fatigue to help staff cope with the challenges and stressors of their jobs. Determine specific topics and make arrangements for the events.

Just how stressed are you and your staff?

One way of finding out is to take the Professional Quality of Life assessment at ProQuol. This free assessment measures the negative and positive effects of helping others who experience suffering and trauma. The ProQoL has subscales for compassion satisfaction, burnout, and compassion fatigue.

Consider resources in Worksheet 5d.A3.

GOAL:

To demonstrate concern for the feelings of others by increasing awareness of compassion fatigue and its effect on agency employees.

RELEVANT FOR:

  • Middle Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Caseworker

APPROVAL or SUPPORT needed.