Compassion Fatigue is real and prevalent to those working in the addiction field. It is now considered an organizational contagion. Its insidious quality can corrode the individual’s emotional, mental and physical health. It also can destroy relationships, family and career. If Compassion Fatigue is not recognized and addressed it can lead into Secondary Traumatic Stress Syndrome and eventually complete burnout.
This training is essential for anyone working within the addiction field. Many people choose this field have shared lived experience with addiction. These people are at a “high risk” for developing compassion fatigue. It can be detrimental to their recovery. Learn about the risks, symptoms and solutions to keep you healthy and balanced while you help others. Don’t let the “cost of caring” take away the very reason you came into this field.
7 hour training and workshop- 5.5 CEU’s Vermont Alcohol and Drug Addiction Certification Board
4 CEU’s National Association of Social Workers Vermont