Monday, September 17, 2012

New CF Resources for the Fall ...

Hi everyone! I'm off to teach for the Central Cariboo Hospice Palliative Care Society in William's Lake this week, but before I go, here are a couple of great new resources for your Compassion Fatigue library:

The first is a bundle of three DVD's by Compassion Fatigue Specialist Francoise Mathieu entitled, What Are Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma?. Within the bundle are sections on the difference between compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma, 5 resilience strategies, and training in low impact disclosure and debriefing.  (Each of these sections can also be purchased as a separate DVD.) This would be a wonderful resource for organizations in rural areas who have more difficulty than most in accessing training opportunities. Francoise' trademark enthusiasm and stories make this a DVD worth seeing.  Price:  $99.00 CDN

The second resource is a new free report from the School of Social Work at the University of Minnesota entitled CW360:  Secondary Trauma and the Child Welfare Workforce. It offers different perspectives on secondary trauma from the viewpoint of child welfare supervisors, foster parents, judges, rural workers and others and provides an extensive resource list and agency discussion guide for managers and staff. You can find the report at the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.  

If you should discover other new compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress or chronic sorrow resources in your travels, I would be very happy to hear about them and pass them on.

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