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Beyond Kale and Pedicures: What Works to Manage Compassion Fatigue and Secondary Trauma?

March 9, 2016

Presented by Project ABC and Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII)

LBUSD Head Start
1260 E. 33rd Street | Signal Hill, CA 90755

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2015 marked the 20th anniversary of the publication of Charles Figley’s pioneering book Compassion Fatigue, which explored the potentially negative impact of trauma exposure on helping professionals. Since then, the field of Compassion Fatigue (CF) and Secondary Trauma (STS) has grown exponentially, and new research has emerged suggesting effective ways for therapists and other helping professionals to sustain and protect themselves. New findings suggest that in order to reduce compassion fatigue and secondary trauma, we need to adopt a multi-pronged approach – self-care, hot baths and company picnics are simply not enough.

Although helping professionals cannot be expected to fix an entire system, they do however remain responsible for their own well-being – it is an ethical responsibility, for themselves, their clients and the community in which they live.

This presentation will review what’s new and what works to reduce the cost of caring and offer three key tools for best practice. After this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Identify the newest research findings in reducing/managing CF and STS
2. Apply three key tools for their practice
3. Explore new directions for future research

Who should attend: Mental health providers, Child Welfare Community, Early Childhood Educators, Nurses, Doctors and Social Workers, and anyone else working with highly-stressed, low-resource families.

Featured Presenter:
Françoise Mathieu, M. Ed. CCC is the director of Tend Academy which offers consulting and training to helpers on topics related to self-care, wellness, burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma. She has authored the Compassion Fatigue Workbook and the Compassion Fatigue Train the Trainer Workbook.

Registration: $75.00 | CEs: $15 (optional)

Group Rates Are Available

QUESTIONS? Please contact or 213.260.7623


Times: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Registration begins at 8:30 am.


CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT Up to 6 credits are available for PSY, MFT, LCSW and BRN.

APA: Children’s institute, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Children’s Institute, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

BRN: Children’s Institute, provider #CEP8409, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

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