Dover SOS: The Impact of Compassion Fatigue in Human Service Work
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The Impact of Compassion Fatigue in Human Service Work

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Compassion Fatigue is real and prevalent for those working in the human services field or any other role that is
focused on caring for others. It is now considered an organizational contagion. Its insidious quality can
corrode the individual’s emotional, mental and physical health. It also can destroy relationships, family
and career. If compassion fatigue is not recognized and addressed, it can lead into complete burnout. This
training is essential for anyone working with vulnerable populations. Many people who have chosen to
work in this field have experiential expertise in trauma. This elevates the for developing compassion
fatigue. Compassion Fatigue can be detrimental to their emotional, physical and mental health. Learn
about the risks, symptoms and solutions to keep you healthy and balanced while you help others. Don’t let
the “cost of caring” take away the very reason you came into this field.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this training, the participant will be able to;

  • Define Compassion Fatigue

  • Identify signs and symptoms

  • Apply self-care practices

  • Build a self-care plan

About the Trainer:

Hannah Rose has been working with individuals with addiction, trauma, and
mental health conditions both formally and informally for 32 years. Her
passion for social justice and equal voice has been the source of her
motivation and inspiration throughout her career.
Most recently, Ms. Rose served on a team that provided technical assistance
to Recovery Community Organizations and Recovery Networks that included,
but was not limited to, strategic planning, sustainability planning,
organizational wellness, outreach and engagement and workforce
During her tenure, she has participated in several national expert panels in the
development of standards and practices regarding peer support services.
As project manager of a three-year targeted expansion grant she created
ongoing workforce development training through 45 curriculum topics. She
facilitated these learning events to 6500 unique individuals through the grant
As sole proprietor of Impact Coaching and Consulting, her recent focus has
been specific to the development of training models, systems and strategic
communication planning for medicated assisted treatment and recovery,
telephonic coaching and the implementation of emergency room peer
recovery services. She is dedicated to “peer-fessional leadership development
in these expanding services. Through research, curriculum development,

national focus groups and system design, she has created a structure that
includes workforce development, best practices and outreach strategies vital
to the success of these specific programs and services.
Her commitment is to inspire, promote, and advocate for system
changes at the state and federal level that will create a higher standard
of quality in service and approach to better serve those in vulnerable