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Understanding Compassion Fatigue

About the Course

The "Understanding Compassion Fatigue" workshop is designed specifically for foster parents to address the challenges of compassion fatigue that often arise when caring for vulnerable children. This workshop aims to provide foster parents with a comprehensive understanding of compassion fatigue, its dynamic effects on caregivers, and practical strategies to effectively manage and prevent burnout through self-care. Participants will learn to recognize the signs of compassion fatigue, develop coping mechanisms, and prioritize their own well-being to ensure they can continue to provide nurturing care to the children in their care.

Learning Objectives

1. Define compassion fatigue: Understand the concept of compassion fatigue and recognize its signs and symptoms.

2. Explore the effects of compassion fatigue: Gain awareness of the dynamic effects of compassion fatigue on foster parents' well-being and their ability to provide compassionate care.

3. Develop self-care strategies: Learn practical self-care techniques to effectively manage and prevent compassion fatigue, ensuring foster parents prioritize their own well-being while caring for vulnerable children.

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