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WWWWC: Coping with Compassion Fatigue
Libraries are increasingly adding social services to their workload, but many library workers do not have the training or support that is expected for social workers or mental health experts. Most professionals agree that compassion fatigue is a combination of secondary trauma and burnout, and is commonly seen among first responders who are exposed to traumatic events. Though it is rewarding to help the most vulnerable people in the community, empathetic people are also at risk for taking on the emotional burdens and stressors of others. Playing a caring role can come with a price. If you ever feel worn out at work, overwhelmed, or preoccupied with someone you're trying to help, this webinar will help you assess your own personal level of compassion fatigue and learn self-care methods to help you cope.

Participants Will:
- Learn about compassion fatigue
- Develop methods of self-care in times of stress
- Find the balance of being compassionate to the public and to one’s self

Amy Franco, Adult Department Director, Glen Ellyn Public Library

Jan 26, 2022 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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