Last week, Françoise had the honour of being invited to participate in an “Ask the Expert” webinar by CIR – the Centre for Innovation and Resources Inc. The CIR serves those who are working to protect and heal children and families. They work to optimize established services so that children, families, and communities are served in a holistic way based on best practices and current research.
During this webinar, Françoise answers questions from healthcare professionals surrounding the issues of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue, as well as offers suggestions on how to combat its effects in our work and personal life.
Some of the questions include:
“I like to watch the news to keep informed, however I’m aware it affects me due to vicarious trauma. I’ve tried not watching or reading any news at all, but that doesn’t work. What do you suggest?”
“What are some tools that I can use to help me with the stories that haunt me?”
“What are some strategies for recharging when we realize that compassion fatigue or vicarious trauma is affecting our ability to connect with the work we do, and our personal lives?”
Find the answers to these questions and many more in the full “Ask the Expert” webinar:
Resources mentioned in the video:
TEND Training – Window of Tolerance Framework by Diana Tikasz
Online Resource – SHIFT wellness
Book Recommendation – Bouncing Back, by Linda Graham.