Best Care EAP to Hold Boot Camp for Preventing Compassion Fatigue
On August 15, Best Care EAP (www.bestcareeap.org) will hold a half-day boot camp for identifying and preventing compassion fatigue. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon at the Best Care EAP office, 9239 West Center Rd., STE 201. Compassion fatigue is the emotional residue of exposure to working with the suffering, particularly those suffering from the consequences of traumatic events. Many professionals have experienced compassion fatigue and there is help available. It’s important to be able to identify the early signs of physical and emotional stress. During the boot camp, the trained staff at Best Care EAP will:
- Clarify what compassion fatigue is and who is vulnerable to it
- Administer a self-assessment and discuss Professional Quality of Life Scale
- Identify signs and symptoms of compassion fatigue
- Explore new ways of thinking and behaving that can help cope with and prevent compassion fatigue
- Review how Best Care EAP can help
Working day in and day out with people who are suffering from physical or emotional trauma can challenge even the most resilient caregiver. Professionals who work with people who are suffering must contend with not only the normal stress of work, but also their own emotional and personal compassionate feelings for the suffering.
With Best Care EAP as a business partner, you can provide support to help employees focus on their jobs when problems in their personal lives get overwhelming. To register for the work shop, contact (402) 354-8000 / EAP@BestCareEAP.org. Learn more about Best Care EAP at www.bestcareeap.org.