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Training Center

D62 Staff Capacity Building

Compassion Fatigue

Compassion is the emotional response one has when perceiving suffering that involves an authentic desire to help. Compassion Fatigue is the profound emotional and physical strain that takes place when helping professionals are unable to refuel and rejuvenate. In this session, we will learn more about signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue and tools to prevent it.

Presenters

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Tyiesha Trina
tyieshat@kennethyoung.org
 

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Marianne Rogenski
marianner@kennethyoung.org

 

Presentation Video

 

Presentation Files

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Take the PROQOL Self Assessment

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Toolkit

Self Care

A Few Coping Strategies

Yoga/workout

Go for a walk

Lit a candle

Drink some tea

Binge watch Netflix

Incorporate mindfulness when taking a shower/washing dishes by playing music, listening to the water running, smelling the soap, etc. 

DBT Skills: PLEASE is an acronym to help people remember a set of skills that can make emotional regulation easier

PL- Treat physical illness

E- Balance your eating

A-Avoid mood altering substances

S-Get enough sleep

E- Get regular exercise

Digital Tools

There are many digital technologies that can support you on your self care journey.

Apps

Apps can be useful tools to manage symptoms, track progress, or even meditate.

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Headspace

Headspace contains a library of over 500 meditations covering a variety of areas: stress, anxiety, self-compassion, and more. There are also workouts to help you relieve tension, yoga exercises and music recommendations to relax your mind and body.

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Calm

Whether you’re looking to reduce stress, have a better night’s sleep, or boost focus, Calm is on a mission is to make you happier and healthier. The app shows you how to meditate, learn mindful movement, and offers music to help you relax and recenter.

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Websites

Active Minds - activeminds.org

Self Care Tips - lifehack.org

Self Care Ideas - womansday.com

Best Self Care Tips and Tools - erincondren.com

ACES Aware Self Care Tools for Adults - acesaware.org

Five Top Tools for Self Care -laurscipullo.com

Tools and Apps for Self Care -workbrighter.co

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Funding provided by federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) and Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) grants.