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  • What is Organizational Health?

    It is widely accepted that many jobs are stressful. Anyone working in fast-paced, high-pressure environments can attest to the wear and tear that they can experience over time when the demand outweighs their capacity to deliver, or when the work …
  • The Edge of Compassion – Françoise Mathieu giving a TEDTalk for TEDxQueensU

    For the past 15 years, Secondary Trauma specialist and compassion fatigue educator Françoise Mathieu has been exploring tools to help all of us navigate the challenges of sustaining compassion and empathy towards others – both as individuals and professionals. This …
  • Balancing our Work and Life while Staying Well – Five Essential Tools

    By Françoise Mathieu This post was initially published on the Oregon OEA Choice Trust website: http://oeachoice.com/5-essential-tools-for-balancing-your-work-and-life-while-staying-well/ I grew up in a family of educators. My parents moved from Montreal to the high arctic in the early 1960s and worked in …
  • Good Reads for Helpers

    If you’ve met me before, you will know that I am a huge believer in bibliotherapy, the transformative power of books – at least for those who enjoy reading. (I will have other suggestions in a future post for the …
  • TEND Associate Rebecca Brown on Workplace Compassion Fatigue

      Rebecca Brown has a Master’s Degree in Social work and her career has spanned 28 years including medical social work, child welfare and domestic violence. For the majority of her career Rebecca was a Child Protection Team Supervisor at …
  • Union of Solicitor General Employees, June 2017 – Report

    MovingForward
  • Warning signs of Vicarious Trauma/Secondary Traumatic Stress and Compassion Fatigue

       Adapted from “The Compassion Fatigue Workbook” If you would like more resources after reading this article, please have a look at our online training resources and books. We also have a more detailed example of Signs and Symptoms here. Learning to recognise …
  • Tools to Reduce Vicarious Trauma/ Secondary Trauma and Compassion Fatigue

    If you would like more resources after reading this article, please have a look at our online training resources and books. In a previous post (links here) we discussed some of the warning signs of VT/STS and Compassion Fatigue. We are often asked …
  • Taking Its Toll…Paying The Price: Vicarious Trauma in Law Enforcement

    Law enforcement; a much maligned field but everyday these wonderful individuals knowingly put themselves in to positions of physical danger so that the rest of us can feel safe. While the potential harm to themselves physically is better documented, what …
  • A Comprehensive Approach to Workplace Stress & Trauma in Fire-Fighting

    An academic article by our very own Pat Fisher. Do you have any firefighters in your lives that you know could use this information? Please share. Excerpt: “Firefighters are exposed to a wide range of workplace stresses resulting in a …