By Gift from Within
Suitable for staff instruction, workshops and classroom.
Condensed from When Helping Hurts: Sustaining Trauma Workers
Compassion Fatigue is a hazard to the helping professionals that deal with traumatic events. This film heightens awareness of the symptoms and risks of Compassion Fatigue. New information about prevention, resilience and treatment is presented. Specific strategies on awareness, lifestyle balance and connecting with others are given to assist trauma workers. Experts Frank Ochberg, M.D., Charles Figley, Ph.D., John Wilson, Ph.D., Carl Bell, M.D., Atle Dyregrov, Ph.D. and Angie Panos, Ph.D. offer their own stories and advice on dealing with Compassion Fatigue.
This important film addresses the subject of trauma-induced distress in therapists, highlights the need for self-care, and introduces systematic guidelines for resolution. Psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, nurses, chaplains, journalists, firefighters, emergency on-site accident personnel, international disaster and relief workers, and other trauma workers can benefit from the ideas presented here. These experts identify symptoms they and other trauma workers experience and offer a framework for self-care and growth.
DVD or VHS - 17 Minutes and appropriate for workshops, trainings, and classroom.